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Russia’s advanced Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator” (NATO reporting name: Hokum-B) attack helicopters was highly efficiency against ISIS in the battle for Palmyrain, Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Sergei Rudskoi claimed on Friday.

“The operation against illegal armed formations involved not only aircraft but also the most advanced Ka-52 helicopters, which demonstrated their high efficiency in the mountain and desert terrain,” the Russian general said.

The ancient city of Palmyra is located in the desert of eastern Homs countryside.

Palmyra was liberated on March 2 front ISIS by the Syrian Army with support from the Russian military.

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