RT News - March 02, 2017 (20:00 MSK)

Syrian forces make ground against Islamic State near the ancient city of Palmyra - reportedly scoring a symbolic victory after retaking an historic fortress. A UN commission has released a report on Syria, blaming all sides of the conflict for human rights violations. But say no specific war crimes in Aleppo can be attributed to Russian forces. French presidential candidate, Francois Fillon, is refusing to quit his campaign. That's despite being placed under formal investigation over fake job allegations - something he's called "political assassination".