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Palmyra was an ancient Semitic city in present Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic, and it was first documented in the early second millennium BC as a caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian Desert. The city was noted in the annals of the Assyrian kings, and may have been mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Palmyra was incorporated into the Seleucid Empire and then the Roman Empire in the first century, which brought prosperity.

Palmyra, Syria
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As far as Iran and Israel are concerned, things began to hot up on Saturday 10 February, after Israel intercepted a drone that had penetrated its airspace from Syria, and shortly after, Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked a command-and-control centre at the Tyas military base, near Palmyra - also known as ...
Overall, the terrorist raids near Palmyra come as a surprise due to the fact that no attack by ISIS has been conducted in the area for at least two months until now. In any case, the event serves as a testament to the ongoing insurgency being waged by Islamic State forces in Syria's vast eastern desert. Syrian Army

According to the ISW report, Syrian aircraft located on the outskirts of Hama, Homs and Palmyra have relocated closer to heavily defended airfields across Syria. "Aircraft relocated from the Seen (Sayqal), Dumayr, Shayrat, and the T-4 (Tiyas) Air Bases to the Bassel al Assad International Airport in ...
The attack on the Syrian air base near the desert town of Palmyra in central Syria drew new attention to a conflict between Iran and Israel that has been steadily increasing in intensity while mostly hidden in the shadows of Syria's civil war. As Iran has taken advantage of the war's chaos to build a ...
The United States is not ruling out the use of military force in Syria in response to a recent poison gas attack in a rebel-held town, James Mattis, the US defence ... The attack at the airbase, located 40km west of Palmyra, killed and wounded several people, Syrian state news agency SANA reported, citing ... military
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency claimed Syrian air defenses shot down eight missiles fired at the T-4 airbase early Monday morning local time, in an attack which killed and injured an unspecified number of people. The base, located in a strategic position between the cities of Homs and Palmyra ... US missile attack
Syria's historic city Palmyra has officially transformed into an icon for Russian arms, becoming an announced candidate for naming a modern ... The Kremlin, after testing what is reported to be "the most powerful nuclear-powered missile in the world,” revealed that Palmyra is one of the prime options to label ... US missile attack
2016, CENTCOM announced that Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, an Islamic State leader, was “killed by a coalition airstrike near Tabqa Dam, Syria.” Abu Jandal had been a member of the group's war committee and also helped retake Palmyra, Syria from Bashar al Assad's forces. He was then redeployed to Tabqa ... US missile attack
Palmyra has become a buzzword for Russian involvement in Syria, with the Kremlin taking credit for helping to liberate the ancient city from the Islamic State's control and save it from total destruction. So it might seem odd that “Palmyra” was one of the main contenders for the name of a new nuclear missile ... US missile attack
Syria's civil war, which marks its seventh year on Thursday, has transformed ancient cities into scenes of apocalyptic devastation. .... The terror group sought to destroy cultural sites that did not fit its extreme view of Islam, including the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, along with the Mosul Museum in ... US missile attack
The destruction of Syrian heritage by terror group ISIS is being combated with a new weapon: VR. This month non-profit organization The Arc/k Project launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Perpetuity | Palmyra, a VR app that aims to virtually restore the historic Syrian site of Palmyra, ... US missile attack
Mohammad was barely two months old when war broke out in Syria. At first, life was much the same as before in the sleepy village near the ancient ruins of Palmyra, where his family lived. But before long the conflict would profoundly affect their lives, none more so that Mohammad's. US missile attack
The February 10 Israeli air force strike on the Tiyas (or T-4) military airbase near Palmyra, Syria brought the Syrian civil war into a new phase, as my Brookings colleagues Dror Michman and Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud recently argued. Russia overall finds its ability to control the complex Syrian ... US missile attack
After intercepting the drone in February, Israel attacked what it said was the command-and-control center Iran had used to launch it, at the T4 air base near Palmyra in Syria. Syria then shot down an Israeli F-16 fighter jet, the first Israeli plane lost to enemy fire in decades. Israel responded with a broad ...

The footage was a part of a segment dedicated to Senior Lt. Alexander Prokhorenko, a Russian pilot who ordered friendly jets to bomb his position in March 2016 to prevent ISIS from capturing him during the freeing of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria. He was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the ...
September 22-23, 2014 - The US and allies launch airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria for the first time. May 2015 - ISIS takes control of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 2,000 years, and destroys its temples and shrines in the months that follow. August 17, 2015 ...
A case study of how Iran builds this proxy power is a militia called the “National Ideological Resistance in Syria,” often dubbed a “Syrian Hezbollah.” It's relatively small, mobile and intensely motivated. According to Syrian analyst Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, it has fought in Damascus, Palmyra and Aleppo ...
Russian mercenaries are reported to be in the thick of the fighting in Syria, helping President Bashar al-Assad's forces. One shadowy group in ... Military sources quoted by RBC said that when Russia helped Assad forces to recapture Palmyra it was the Wagner men who went in first. "First Wagner's guys go ...
The February 10 Israeli air force strike on the Tiyas (or T-4) military airbase near Palmyra, Syria brought the Syrian civil war into a new phase, as my Brookings colleagues Dror Michman and Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud recently argued. Russia overall finds its ability to control the complex Syrian ...
Russia's official involvement in the war in Syria began with an air campaign that Putin launched in September, 2015. Since then, reports have circulated in the Russian press of undeclared, private Russian mercenaries fighting on the ground. Russian contractors participated in both battles for Palmyra.
The drone was launched from the Tiyas military airbase—also known as the T-4 airbase, near Palmyra, Syria—journeyed through Jordanian airspace, and was shot down by the Israeli air force over Israeli territory, in order to be able to study it. The incident prompted the Israeli air force to immediately attack ...
Last week, Israel captured an Iranian drone entering Israeli airspace from Syria. As Vox's Alex Ward writes, Israel responded by sending eight fighter jets back into Syria to attack the area from which the drone launched, near the city of Palmyra. Syria retaliated with anti-aircraft missiles, downing an Israeli ...
Bomb squads work on removing mines and bombs planted by ISIS in Syria's Palmyra. Reuters file photo. Washington - Mohammad Ali Salih. An estimated 300 Americans attempted to join ISIS and other extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, but the fate of around 200 of them is unknown, according to a US ...
In January, Grand Mufti of Chechnya Salah-haji Mezhiev visited Syria for the third time, meeting with Chechen military police personnel in Aleppo, while other Chechen servicemen are stationed in Damascus, Palmyra, and Latakia. With the Chechens only forming one of the three announced battalions, ...
They have been deployed throughout Syria, from the southern city of Deraa, to Aleppo in the north. They also played a significant role in the battle to recapture the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIL. Kata'ib Hezbollah is another Iraqi militia heavily invested in Syria. With its origins in fighting the US military ...
No matter who is to blame, it seems another part of Syria's extraordinary heritage has been shattered; a lengthening roll call of archaeological vandalism that includes the historic centres of Aleppo and Homs, the Crac des Chevaliers medieval castle and Palmyra, the complex of temples and tombs that felt ...
A Turkish air strike on the Iron Age temple of Ain Dara, in north-west Syria, has caused severe damage to its carved basalt lions and winged sphinxes. On around 22 January the Hittite temple, nearly 3,000 years old, was deliberately targeted in a military campaign against Kurdish separatists. Jonathan ...
Many of Syria's ancient sites have been damaged or destroyed in fighting during the civil war or demolished by IS for being "idolatrous". The sites include the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, where IS militants blew up the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, the tetrapylon - a stone platform supported by ...
The show also highlights works saved from the 2016 earthquakes in central Italy such as a Tiepolo from a church in the Marche town of Camerino, as well as a funerary relief from Palmyra that was smuggled out of Syria and recovered from an Asti home in 2011. Other coups by Italy's crack art cops on show ...
Mekdad is satisfied that Syria has won the most important battles of this war. Assad, with the help of Iran and Russia, has recaptured the cities of Deir al-Zor and Palmyra from the Islamic State (IS), and Mekdad wants this fact to be duly acknowledged. He neglects to mention that it was the West as well that ...
T he Syrian government is making efforts to promote the country as a tourist destination following a civil war that has devastated much of its area. This week the Syrian government is publicizing Aleppo, along with other destinations in Syria, at the Fitur International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, AFP ...
Before the country's conflict began in 2011, Syria was home to an array of tourist landmarks, from Aleppo's citadel to the Roman-era ruins of Palmyra, and the travel sector was a major part of its economy. Many of those sites, however, have been badly damaged or destroyed entirely by the ongoing war.
As well as Aleppo, the regime is trying to sell the ancient city of Palmyra as a tourist attraction. The city was taken under the control of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in 2015, with jihadis blowing up several of its ancient structures. The Syrian army, backed by the Russian air force, has wrestled the city ...
To demonstrate the model in use, in September, Russian experts re-created Palmyra's Zenobia Column. In the future, a computer program is planned to be developed, which will contain information about the studies of the ancient city that took place in the past three centuries. The information system will ...
GettyImages-856217354 The General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in Syria presents to the public the statue of the Lion of Al-Lat, which dates back to the first century A.D., after its restoration at the National Museum in Damascus, on October 1. The statue, which was destroyed by ISIS in July 2015 ...
His shop has become a haunt for Syrian troops, Russian soldiers, visiting journalists and the few others who make it to this now-forlorn remnant of a town in the Syrian desert. Impromptu gatherings at a plastic table outside Issa Khateeb's store provide a glimpse of the animated hub that Palmyra used to be, ...
Abdulkarim, a French-educated archaeologist of Armenian and Kurdish ancestry, oversees a vast operation to safeguard the historical legacy of Syria. He has often lamented that he has "the world's saddest job," scuffling to save thousands of historic sites and countless artifacts scattered across the ...
It also cast an unwelcome light on one of the worst kept secrets of Russia's war in Syria - its increasing reliance on unacknowledged and illegal mercenaries. “These were shock troops, and they would take any position, fulfil any task,” said Alexander Averin, a veteran of the pro-Russian militias in east ...
These include people from Deir ez-Zor, Abu Kamal, Mayadin, Raqqa, Palmyra, Maskanah, and other towns and villages on the banks of the Euphrates, in northern and northeastern Syria. Al-Bab is also home to hundreds of families displaced from the al-Waer neighborhood in Homs and the outskirts of ...
Thousands of rare Anglo-Saxon and Iron Age treasures have been stolen from an archaeological trust in a raid likened to Isis's destruction of ancient archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq. Canterbury Archaeological Trust said its collection had been devastated by a 'whirlwind of thievery' in which precious ...
Turkey says it has effectively kicked off an offensive to destroy Kurdish forces in and around the far northwestern Syrian city of Afrin with an artillery bombardment, after deciding against air strikes in the face of Syrian threats. It is the ..... Members of the pro-Assad Desert Falcons militia in Palmyra in 2016.
A photo released by official Syrian Arab News Agency on March 27, 2016 shows destruction in the museum in Palmyra after government troops recaptured the ... in photographs found during a raid on the residence of Abu Sayyaf, the nom de guerre of a senior ISIL leader, in Deir Ezzor, Syria, in May 2015.
... the road between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor about two weeks ago. Here ISIS mustered an assault on the government-held town with several dozen fighters whose operation was spearheaded by a car bomb attack. This occurred despite the fact that the main battles between Syrian Army-led forces and ISIS ...
... a joint operation, with the US extremely averse to any serious cooperation with Russia, and having previously warned Iraq against letting Russia get too involved in the fighting in their country. Top photo | A Russian soldier guards as a military helicopter flies over Palmyra, Syria, Sept. 15, 2017. (AP Photo) ...
In a no man's land along the Syria-Jordan border, an estimated 55,000 Syrians escaped the horrors of Syria's conflict only to languish, abandoned in the ... Abu Ahmed, a refugee from Palmyra who arrived in the Rukban camp over a year and a half ago, described the chaos, poverty, and suffering that ...
“What kindness!” Wael says he was hooked by the network's coverage of Russian airstrikes last year, which helped Syrian troops recapture the historic city of Palmyra from the self-styled Islamic State, or Daesh. He was impressed by how many reporters RT had in the field. His family are regular viewers too, ...
JAKARTA - Security agencies and analysts are trying to verify chatter that Bahrun Naim, the alleged terrorist mastermind behind the attack in Jakarta last year, has been killed in Syria. Internet chatgroups known to be used by extremists, were abuzz on Monday (Dec 4) morning with chatter that the ...


 

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