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Air strikes kill 11 civilians in central Syria – monitor

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‘They are probably Russian air strikes,’ says the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 45 people are also wounded

BEIRUT, Lebanon – At least 11 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded on Saturday, March 4, in air strikes on a central Syrian village that a monitor said were likely carried out by Russia. Continue reading Air strikes kill 11 civilians in central Syria – monitor

ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria’s ancient Palmyra

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NEW DESTRUCTION. This handout picture provided on January 20, 2017 by UNITAR-UNOSAT and taken on December 26, 2016, shows a close-up of a satellite-detected image of the Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Handout photo by UNITAR-UNOSAT/AFP

The UN’s cultural agency has reacted with outrage, calling the fresh destruction a ‘war crime’ and ‘cultural cleansing’

DAMASCUS, Syria (Jan. 21, 2017) — The Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria’s ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country’s antiquities chief said Friday, January 20. Continue reading ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria’s ancient Palmyra