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Iran optimistic after Syrian forces retake Palmyra

The recapture of Palmyra by the Syrian government has Iranian officials and media optimistic about the direction of Syria’s civil war.
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Just two weeks after Russia announced it would be withdrawing the majority of its troops from Syria, Iranian media and officials seem upbeat about the progress against the opposition to the Syrian government and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.

“The situation in Syria is very good,” Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said March 28. “Even taking into account the cease-fires that are underway, there is no change in policy by Russia and it is in coordination with the resistance front.”

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