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Syria: Govt. forces demine Palmyra after retaking ancient city from IS00:37

Syria: Govt. forces demine Palmyra after retaking ancient city from IS

Syrian Arab Republic, Palmyra
March 28, 2016 at 23:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Syrian Arab Army troops continued to demine the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Monday following its liberation from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

After the road that leads to the historical part of the city was cleared of explosives, soldiers were able to get a closer look at the level of damage caused to the ancient ruins, including the Temple of Bel, which was almost completely destroyed by IS in August 2015.

Palmyra was liberated on Sunday by the Syrian Armed Forces with the help of the Russian Aviation Group.

Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formerly known for housing some of the best-preserved monuments of antiquity anywhere in the world. Since capturing the city in May 2015, IS militants have blown up the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, and the Arch of Triumph, and have used the Roman-era amphitheatre for filmed public executions. The UN's cultural agency described the groups' archaeological demolishing as a 'war crime.'

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Syrian Arab Army troops continued to demine the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Monday following its liberation from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

After the road that leads to the historical part of the city was cleared of explosives, soldiers were able to get a closer look at the level of damage caused to the ancient ruins, including the Temple of Bel, which was almost completely destroyed by IS in August 2015.

Palmyra was liberated on Sunday by the Syrian Armed Forces with the help of the Russian Aviation Group.

Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formerly known for housing some of the best-preserved monuments of antiquity anywhere in the world. Since capturing the city in May 2015, IS militants have blown up the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, and the Arch of Triumph, and have used the Roman-era amphitheatre for filmed public executions. The UN's cultural agency described the groups' archaeological demolishing as a 'war crime.'

Source courtesy of RT

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