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ISIS fighters were on the retreat in the strategic Syrian city of Palmyra on Friday, as the United States said it probably killed several senior leaders of the militant group this week including its top finance officer.Syrian soldiers fighting to retake the desert city of Palmyra from ISIS forces recaptured its old citadel on Friday, various media reported.The recapture of Palmyra, which the Islamist militants seized in May 2015, would mark the biggest reversal for ISIS in Syria since Russia's intervention turned the tide of the five-year conflict in President Bashar Assad's favor.The scale of Friday's fighting for Palmyra reflected how much of a strategic prize the city represents, with jets launching dozens of airstrikes and soldiers firing mortar barrages, while ISIS fighters hit back with two car bombings.Beirut-based television channel Al-Mayadeen, broadcasting from the edge of Palmyra, showed a low-flying jet carry out three airstrikes against what it said were ISIS fighters withdrawing from the old citadel back into Palmyra.A ceasefire backed by the United States and Russia covers most of Syria but not areas held by ISIS.
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