IS blows up Arch of Triumph in Syria’s Palmyra – activist, monitor


BEIRUT: Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, said an activist and monitoring group, as the jihadists press their campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.

“The Arch of Triumph was pulverised. IS has destroyed it,” said Mohammad Hassan al-Homsi, an activist from Palmyra.

Citing sources on site, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the militants had destroyed the arch because of ornaments on its columns the group considered idolatrous.


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  1. Thankfully Russia is now militarily engaged in Syria! Enough is enough-western-backed “rebel” groups have created hell there. Plain and simple