Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants.
Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the head of UNESCO that Russia will make strong efforts to help remove mines from Palmyra.
Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May.
(Washington Post) The Islamic State has reportedly destroyed another significant landmark in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria. The temple of Baal Shamin stood for nearly two millennia.