Tragic: Syrian engineering teams and popular defense groups uncovered a mass grave in a neighborhood in the newly recaptured ancient city of Palmyra, Syria’s state-news agency reported Friday. The remains of about 40 people, 23 of them women and children, were found in the graves. SANA news agency reported they were killed by Islamic State […]
The Islamic State had a hold on the ancient city of Palmyra, destroying ancient buildings and landmarks, until government forces pushed them out. Photo by sodierkes
For history buffs and nerds, this is a tragic day. A 2,000-year-old arch was destroyed by the Islamist fighters.
As Fox News reported: Islamic State (ISIS) militants severely damaged a 2,000-year-old temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra Sunday, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of informants inside the war-torn country, said the Bel Temple had been damaged, but did not provide further details. A […]
It’s really sad how the ancient city of Palmyra is mostly under Islamic State/ISIS control, which means many of the ancient city could be destroyed by Islamist fanaticism.
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