Russian air force made 40 flights over Palmyra in last 24 hours -reports
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad drive a tank and military vehicles during their advance into the historic city of Palmyra in Homs Governorate - REUTERS

MOSCOW: The Russian air force has made 40 flights over the area of the Syrian city of Palmyra in the last 24 hours, hitting 117 targets and killing over 80 militants, Russian news agencies quoted Russian defence ministry as saying on Sunday.

The defence ministry added that the ceasefire in Syria had been violated 10 times in the last 24 hours but in general, the ceasefire was holding, news agencies said.

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