STORE

Palmyra

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

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.

Islamic State Claims to Capture Russian Base, Weapons in Palmyra

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.

Palmyra: Video Surfaces of Islamic State Running over Mummies with Truck

Palmyra: Video Surfaces of Islamic State Running over Mummies with Truck

The Islamic State has released video of their destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that the jihadist group had under their control for ten months. In the video, jihadists can be seen running over ancient mummies, taken out of their tombs, with what appears to be a large truck.

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. …

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.

Assad and Putin

Report Claims Assad Regime Has Been Colluding with Islamic State

Sky News reports on the results of an “exclusive investigation into leaked secret Islamic State files,” which reveals that ISIS has been actively colluding with the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. According to Sky News, one major instance of

iraqi fighters

Islamic State’s Territorial Losses Prompts Group to Increase Attacks

Substantial territorial losses have driven Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists to carry out an unprecedented number of attacks in the first three months of 2016, particularly in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, according to a news analysis by IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center (JTIC).

In this picture taken Friday, April 1, 2016, graffiti and damage are seen at the historical Bel Temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in the central city of Homs, Syria. Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic …

Grim New Details of IS Destruction in Syria’s Palmyra Museum

The first foreign experts who visited the museum in Palmyra after it was taken over from Islamic State militants said they spent a week collecting fragments of priceless broken sculptures from the museum grounds and preparing them for transportation to