Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Palmyra hit by Russian airstrikes?

PALMYRA WATCH: Suspected Russian jets hit Syria’s ancient IS-held Palmyra. At least eight airstrikes reported in city renowned for its Roman-era ruins; 10 said killed in nearby assault (SARAH EL DEEB, AP). However this develops, it isn't likely to be good for civilians or for the ruins, both caught in the middle of the conflict.

Many more posts on Palmyra, its history, the ancient Aramaic dialect spoken there (Palmyrene), and the city's tragic recent fate in the hands of ISIS are here and links.