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# Palmyra

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Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets
In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.
Islamic State has retaken the ancient city of Palmyra
It has used Palmyra’s ancient amphitheatre as a venue for public executions.
Mass grave found among ancient ruins taken from Islamic State
“They were executed either by beheading or by shooting,” the source said.
The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years
“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Islamic State has blown up another ancient landmark
The group blew up the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra.
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.
Islamic State releases photos of how it blew up historic temple
Palmyra’s was destroyed by the group at the weekend.
ISIS has beheaded the 82-year-old retired director of this UNESCO heritage site
He had been retired for 13 years.
Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions
20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.
"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.