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#Palmyra

From TheJournal.ie Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets Palmyra

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State has retaken the ancient city of Palmyra Syria

Islamic State has retaken the ancient city of Palmyra

It has used Palmyra’s ancient amphitheatre as a venue for public executions.

From TheJournal.ie Mass grave found among ancient ruins taken from Islamic State Palmyra

Mass grave found among ancient ruins taken from Islamic State

“They were executed either by beheading or by shooting,” the source said.

From TheJournal.ie The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years Destroyed By ISIS

The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years

“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State has been forced out of Palmyra in a 'major symbolic victory' for Syrian forces Retaken

Islamic State has been forced out of Palmyra in a 'major symbolic victory' for Syrian forces

The so-called caliphate took over the world heritage site and city in May 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State's second-in-command killed by US forces, Pentagon says Major Blow

Islamic State's second-in-command killed by US forces, Pentagon says

The killing is believed to be the second of a top IS commander in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the ancient buildings that have been destroyed by Isis this year Archaeological Treasure

Here are the ancient buildings that have been destroyed by Isis this year

This year the group has destroyed much of the Palmyra, a World Heritage Site in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State ties three men to historic monuments, then blows them up Palmyra

Islamic State ties three men to historic monuments, then blows them up

IS has yet to inform local residents who the executed individuals were or why they had been killed.

From TheJournal.ie The Islamic State has blown up another ancient landmark Palmyra

The Islamic State has blown up another ancient landmark

The group blew up the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra.

From TheJournal.ie UN satellite images prove Palmyra temple was blown up Islamic State

UN satellite images prove Palmyra temple was blown up

The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city in central Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State releases photos of how it blew up historic temple Palmyra This post contains videos

Islamic State releases photos of how it blew up historic temple

Palmyra’s was destroyed by the group at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie ISIS has beheaded the 82-year-old retired director of this UNESCO heritage site Palmyra
From TheJournal.ie Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions Palmyra

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

From TheJournal.ie "We have to act": World appalled as Isis seizes full control of important heritage site Destruction

"We have to act": World appalled as Isis seizes full control of important heritage site

Before Syria’s conflict began in March 2011 – more than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year.