ISIL ‘plants mines’ at Palmyra ruins

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have planted landmines and explosives in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, which they captured last month, sources told Al Jazeera. Activist and Palmyra resident Nasser al-Nasser said that ISIL fighters have assembled explosives around several heritage sites in[…]

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Palmyra caught between two histories

For decades, humanity has kept quiet over the evils happening in Palmyra. For while the city is known throughout the world for its ancient ruins, less well known is the similarly decrepit hellhole of a prison in the city – home to tens of thousands of desperate souls left to[…]

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