Isis blows up Arch of Triumph in Syria’s Palmyra

Beirut (AFP) – Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s head of antiquities said on Monday, as the jihadists press their campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.

“We have received news from the site that the Arch of Triumph was destroyed yesterday (Sunday). IS bobby-trapped it several weeks ago,” antiquities director Maamun Abdulkarim told AFP.

  • WalterBannon

    You just can’t have any nice things when there are muslims around.

    So we had better get rid of all the muslims.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    The Arc of Triumph in Palmyra today, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris tomorrow, insha’allah!

    Because these savages have a plan to overrun the world.

    • Rosenmops

      And turn everything to rubble.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Western liberals are more upset by broken antiquities than they are about dead Israelis.

  • marty_p

    Jews build – Muslims destroy.