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The Syrian government’s army has overcome Islamic State militants for control of the heritage site.

Assad hails Syrian regime's capture of Palmyra from Isis

Heavy fighting overnight drives Islamic State fighters from the ancient citadel and residential neighbourhoods

Palmyra was once a part of the vast Roman Empire and one of the richest cities in the Near East. Some say the city dates back to the times of King SolomonThe transfer of goods and knowledge flowed along the Silk Road from the depths of Asia Minor to the Mediterranean ports, and the city's strength was founded on both its strategic location and the taxes demanded of all who wished to travel safely across her domains.

The Ruins of Palmyra, a World Heritage site in Syria, closed by ISIS forces today who have plans to destroy the site.

Palmyra is mentioned in the news, as the so-called Islamic State is advancing on this ancient gem of a ruined city in Syria. The formerly prosperous metropolis of Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From 44 BCE -272 CE, the city became a wealthy trade centre at the crossroads between Roman, Greek, & Persian cultures. Located in an oasis in the Syrian desert along key trade routes across the ancient world. Its architecture & arts reflects the mix of styles and economic wealth. --AHE

Palmyra in Photos: Ancient Gem of Syria

Palmyra in Photos: Ancient Gem of Syria – Ancient History et cetera

Harrowing footage: ISIS used boys to commit a sickening murder. It isn't the first time the terror group has employed child executioners in Palmyra (pictured)

ISIS child executioners kill 25 Syrian regime soldiers in Palmyra

ISIS teens execute 25 Assad regime soldiers in the ancient Roman amphitheater ruins of Palmyra, Syria in front of bloodthirsty crowds. This is islam.

A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.

IS video 'shows murders at Palmyra'

The history of Palmyra goes back some 3600 years. In the year 18 AD Palmyra.

شبکه الکوثر ارتش سوریه از سقوط یک جنگنده خود خبر داد: تهران- الکوثر: ارتش سوریه از سقوط یک جنگنده خود بر اثر اقدام عناصر تروریستی در حومه…

Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, which is held by Islamic State (IS) militants, activists say.

SYRIA and IRAQ NEWS: #Kobane #Cizire Update 92 - 26 #IslamicState vehicles and 170+ Jihadists Destroyed in 48 Hours as Kurds/Coalition Drive Them Out. Assad regime ignominiously removed from its last base in Idlib province. Palmyra in Homs province also set to fall. *For More #Iraq and #Syria News ...* http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-iraq-news-5 PIC: Citizens of Idlib Celebrate at the Fall of Last Assad Base in the Province:

Updated Syria and Iraq News with comments, video, links and pictures plus news on events in Rojava .

A billboard (L) with Koranic verses is seen in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki  SEARCH 'PALMYRA SANADIKI' FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH 'THE WIDER IMAGE' FOR ALL STORIES via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/22/new-report-finds-isis-caliphate-is-on-a-path-to-collapse/22051067/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen

New report sheds light on how ISIS' caliphate 'is on a path to collapse'

A billboard with Quranic verses in the historic city of Palmyra, Syria.

Palmyra: Isis destroys Roman triumphal arch in ancient Syrian city | Middle East | News | The Independent

Isis destroys Roman triumphal arch in ancient city of Palmyra

Palmyra: Isis destroys Roman triumphal arch in ancient Syrian city

What Palmyra looked in the 18th and 19th century.. Drawings by 18th century British traveler Robert Wood and 19th century French photographer Félix Bonfils fuelled the imagination in the western world and inspired the architecture of the industrial age's emerging powers.

Watch: What Palmyra looked like in the 1800s, and how the Islamic State is destroying it

What Palmyra looked in the and century. Drawings by century British traveler Robert Wood and century French photographer Félix Bonfils fuelled the imagination in the western world and inspired the architecture of the industrial age's emerging powers.

Palmyra ruin

Palmyra in pictures: A Syrian site under threat

ISIS child executioners kill 25 Syrian regime soldiers in Palmyra

ISIS child executioners kill 25 Syrian regime soldiers in Palmyra

ISIS Compels Children to Murder 25 Hostages in a Palmyra Amphitheater in Latest Video Release by sharia unveiled

Inhabitats Week in Green: A Volkswagen van and more!  Sea levels are rising as arctic ice melts so what will cities do to combat rising tides? According to architect Vincent Callebaut theyll set sail. This week Callebaut unveiled plans for a futuristic floating village that can be 3D-printed from plastic waste. Meanwhile the team behind the worlds largest 3D printer announced plans to create a life-size replica of Syrias Palmyra arch which was destroyed by Islamic State militants. In other…

Inhabitats Week in Green: A Volkswagen van and more! Sea levels are rising as arctic ice melts so what will cities do to combat rising tides? According to architect Vincent Callebaut theyll set sail. This week Callebaut unveiled plans for a futuristic floating village that can be 3D-printed from plastic waste. Meanwhile the team behind the worlds largest 3D printer announced plans to create a life-size replica of Syrias Palmyra arch which was destroyed by Islamic State militants. In other…

The archaeologist who looked after ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria for 40 years is reported to have been murdered by Islamic State militants.

Palmyra archaeologist 'killed by IS'

the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria

Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis

Marble altar depicting the Goddess Allat with a lion, from the Temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, Syria. Roman Civilisation, 2nd Century. Palmira, Museo Di Palmira

Marble altar depicting the Goddess Allat with a lion, from the Temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, Syria. Roman Civilisation, 2nd Century. Palmira, Museo Di Palmira

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