Palmyra

Islamic State Destroys Amphitheater, Tetrapylon in Syria’s Palmyra

The Islamic State is back in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, and they have resumed their appalling acts of vandalism against its historic treasures, destroying part of a Roman amphitheater and almost completely destroying the Tetrapylon, a distinctive collection of pillars near the entrance to the city.

2830211 04/21/2016 The colonnade avenue and Tetrapylon in the historical part of Palmyra. Mikhail Voskresenskiy/Sputnik via AP

Islamic State Claims to Capture Russian Base, Weapons in Palmyra

A new video from the Islamic State’s “news” agency Amaq purportedly shows an abandoned Russian forward base in the Syrian city of Palmyra, which was recaptured by ISIS last weekend. The video also shows Islamic State militants picking through captured Russian weapons at the base.

Islamic State Claims to Capture Russian Base, Weapons in Palmyra

Putin Pal Sergei Roldugin Holds Concert in Liberated Palmyra, Syria

On Thursday, the Syrian city of Palmyra, which was recently recaptured from the Islamic State, hosted a concert by Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin – who is more famous for his friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and his role in the “Panama Papers” story, than his music career.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SAINT PETERSBURG : CORRECTION / A picture taken on November 21, 2009 shows then Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (front) and Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin, artistic director of the St. Petersburg House of Music, visiting the house, formerly a palace owned by Grand Duke Alexei Romanov, in St. …