ISIS ‘destroys’ famous lion god statue in captured Syrian city of Palmyra

Militants fighting for the Islamic State have reportedly destroyed a famous statue of a lion in the captured city of Palmyra – despite promising locals they would not obliterate the ancient city.

Following their capture of Palmyra last Thursday, ISIS militants are understood to have won the support of much of the local population by promising not to destroy the city’s famous monuments.

But it appears that promise was too much for the jihadis to keep, with eyewitnesses claiming they destruction of millenia-old Statues and buildings is already very much under way, with the most significant loss so far being the celebrated Lion of Al-Lat, which dates back to the first century AD…

The Daily Mail is wrong: IS said they would not destroy the ruins, but they would destroy the statues.

  • What utter morons Muslims are – destroying ancient statues no one worships any longer, but themselves worshipping a murderous idol called Allah and another called Muhammed.

  • I don’t suppose anyone wants to explain to me why Obama didn’t support Assad, do they? ISIS needs to be wiped out.

  • You know the old saying, “if it’s not a crucifix dipped in a queer’s urine, then it ain’t art.”

  • pop

    Let them make their own shit hole country.

  • WalterBannon

    Its a shame that we did not completely loot all the art treasures from the middle east.

    Its also a shame that we did not kill every last muslim on the planet after they attacked us on 9/11

  • mauser 98

    Obama could stop all this stone age crap
    he likes it

  • Dave

    There’s only one cure for isis/isil/is, and it comes in two letters. VX
    F*ck international treaties and the geneva convention bs. Do what needs doing and stop pussy footing around with this vermin.

  • Alain

    They only know how to destroy, be it historical ruins of past advanced civilisation (I suggest far more advanced that anything Muslims ever produced). They bring no value whatsoever to any area they contaminate.