Breaking: Historic Palmyra, Syria FALLS to ISIS
The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria fell to ISIS late Wednesday.
— تنسيقية مدينة تدمر (@PalmyraRev1) May 20, 2015
Syrian television is is airing nationalist songs over nature scenes.
— The 47th (@THE_47th) May 20, 2015
The city is a crossroad to many other major cities.
— Thomas van Linge (@arabthomness) May 20, 2015
Palmyra is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and in the annals of the Assyrian kings. The historic city was subjected to wide scale looting and damaged by the clashes during the Syrian civil war.
#BREAKING IS in almost full control of Syria's Palmyra: monitor
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) May 20, 2015