IS ‘executes’ 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

The Islamic State group “executed” 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said.

Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their “caliphate” last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province.

Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

“IS gathered a lot of people there on purpose, to show their force on the ground,” he said…

  • Mark

    Can we give Assad his chemical weapons back? Let him gas these fuckers. Nothing else seems to be working.

    • BillyHW

      I don’t think anyone would shed a tear.

  • Business as usual then?

    • Frau Katze

      Pretty much.

      • Now that they’ve killed people, will they then destroy all the architecture?

        • Frau Katze

          Just saw a story that they’ve destroyed a statute. At the Daily Mail. They say they won’t destroy the ruins themselves.

          I’ve had to take a break from blogging…my back hurts…I can only sit in the chair for about 3 hours. I could try to post it from the iPad. It’s awkward but it does work.

          • Try lying on a flat surface.

          • Frau Katze

            I am.

          • Heating pads?

          • Frau Katze

            I’m fine if I don’t sit too long in the chair. I took a break and finished later.

          • Any eucalyptus-based cream is good for muscle aches.

          • Frau Katze

            Thanks for the tip.

          • Give it the old college try.

            At this point I would like to remind one that I am not a doctor nor have I played one in a blockbuster movie.

            If I had, there would be car chases and fast replicating viruses.

        • Frau Katze

          I posted the story from the iPad. The problem is that used have to enter all the HTML by hand, including links. I’ve done it several times before. Loading the pix, no problem.

          I am speaking of the web version of WordPress. They also have an iPad app, which is completely useless with iOS 8. Won’t do a thing.

  • Hard Little Machine

    So what? We should only hope that soon, the entirely of Syria is an utterly depopulated lunar landscape. Then tell all the ‘palestinians’ that’s their new homeland; Massgraveistan

  • mauser 98

    how many Roman masterpieces have these stone age bastards destroyed?