Palmyra: Syrian government forces ‘retake citadel’
Palmyra: Syrian government forces ‘retake citadel’ - GEOPOLITICA.info

The official Sana news agency reported that troops had taken a reconstructed 13th Century castle perched on a hill to the west of the Roman-era ruins. IS seized the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra and adjoining modern town in May. It subsequently destroyed two 2,000-year-old temples, an arch and funerary towers, drawing global outrage. The jihadist group, which has also demolished several pre-Islamic sites in neighbouring Iraq, believes that such structures are idolatrous.

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