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Syrian troops clear explosives after recapturing historic town of Palmyra from IS

Syrian army units are clearing landmines and explosives in the historic town of Palmyra that were left behind by militants from the so-called 'Islamic...

Syrian army retakes Palmyra from IS

Syria's military said it has fully recaptured the historic town of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in a year. The army statement...

Roman amphitheatre in Syria destroyed by Islamic State

Islamic State militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and...

Russia blames US for loss of Palmyra to IS

The unwillingness of the United States to work with Russia in Syria contributed to the loss of the ancient city of Palmyra to the...

Islamic State approaches historic town of Palmyra

Islamic State militants have seized territory near Palmyra, home to famed Roman ruins, according to Syrian opposition activists. IS seized Palmyra and held it for...

Syrian President Bashar Assad hails recapture of historic Palmyra

Syrian president Bashar Assad has described his army's recapture of Palmyra as a "significant achievement". In comments reported by Syrian state TV, he said that...

IS militants accused of destroying ancient Palmyra arch

Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syrian activists said. The Arch of Triumph is the latest...

Islamic militants destroy 2,000-year-old temple in Syria

A satellite image shows the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United...

Ancient Roman ruins of Palmyra destroyed by ‘Islamic State’

Militants from the co-called 'Islamic State' group have destroyed a temple at Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, according to activists. News that the militants blew...

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