Isis in Syria: Militants carry out threat to destroy Unesco-protected historical sites as they are forced to retreat from Palmyra

Isis has begun carrying out its threat to destroy structures in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, blowing up at least two monuments at the Unesco-protected site as Syrian government troops made advances on the Islamist’s positions.

Photographs published by the group showed the bombing of a tomb about 2.5 miles north of the centre of Palmyra, and of another shrine, which lies just outside the main Unesco site.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Unesco-protected site, that’s me at about 2:55:

  • Alain

    Muslims have been doing this for 1,400 years and some in every place they invade.

  • ntt1

    destroy a mosque like the temple mount monstrosity and continue as long as the pigs disrespect world heritage

  • just a thought

    “Unesco-protected site” ? ? ?

    If you don’t mind, I think I’ll call another security agency for my security needs, thank you..

  • Hard Little Machine

    UN supported terrorists blowing up UN supported historical landmarks.