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Syria claims: Israel carried out an air strike

Syrian media report that Israeli aircraft carried out an air strike near the city of Palmyra. Israel not commenting.

Syria claims: Israel carried out an air strike

ISIS jihadists damage Roman monument in Palmyra

ISIS jihadists have severely damaged a major Roman monument ancient Syrian city, says antiquities official.

ISIS jihadists damage Roman monument in Palmyra

Watch: Archaeologists attempt to preserve destroyed artifacts

Recent ISIS attacks in Palmyra damaged or destroyed many ancient artifacts sparking interest in archaeologist community.

Watch: Archaeologists attempt to preserve destroyed artifacts player

38 ISIS fighters killed near Palmyra

At least 38 ISIS fighters killed in coalition air strikes near Syria's ancient city.

38 ISIS fighters killed near Palmyra

ISIS may have seized air-defense weapons in Palmyra

American general warns that ISIS fighters may have seized air-defense weapons when they recaptured ancient Syrian city.

ISIS may have seized air-defense weapons in Palmyra

ISIS recaptures Palmyra

The Islamic State recaptures the Syrian ancient city of Palmyra, hours after being pushed out by Russian forces.

ISIS recaptures Palmyra

ISIS re-enters Syria's Palmyra

ISIS jihadists re-enter the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, for the first time since being expelled nine months ago.

ISIS re-enters Syria's Palmyra

Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

Syrian regime forces fight jihadists near Palmyra, which was recently taken back from ISIS.

Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

Russian maestro to hold concert in Palmyra theatre

World-Russian conductor Valery Gergiev will conduct his orchestra in the ruins of ancient city after its recapture from ISIS.

Russian maestro to hold concert in Palmyra's theatre

Russians comb through ISIS-rigged ancient city

Army sappers work to demine the ancient ruins of Palmyra, after ISIS left plenty of explosive surprises as they fled.

Russians comb through ISIS-rigged ancient city

Islamists shell Aleppo Kurds, killing 18

ISIS launches attacks on government-held areas near Damascus, after setback at Palmyra. Syrian military jet shot down.

Islamists shell Aleppo Kurds, killing 18player

Syrian troops find mass grave in Palmyra

Days after recapturing Palmyra, Syrian troops find mass grave containing the bodies of 42 people executed by ISIS.

Syrian troops find mass grave in Palmyra

France welcomes Palmyra conquest, raps Damascus

France hails recapture of ancient city of Palmyra, stresses that Damascus bears the main blame for the war in Syria.

France welcomes Palmyra conquest but raps Damascus for war

State Department welcomes recapture of Palmyra

United States welcomes the victory of Syrian President over ISIS in historic city of Palmyra, despite concern over his brutal record.

State Department welcomes Assad recapture of Palmyra

Is the ancient city of Palmyra lost forever?

Despite recapture of Syria's 'Pearl of the Desert' from ISIS, the damage to priceless artifacts may be irreversible.

Is the ancient city of Palmyra lost forever?

After Palmyra, Syrian regime eyes an ISIS rout

Assad's troops aim to capture more territory after key victory over ISIS, analysts predict jihadists will increase attacks abroad.

After Palmyra, Syrian regime eyes an ISIS rout

Assad regime completes capture of Palmyra from IS

Strategically-located ancient city, known as Syria's 'Pearl of the Desert', now fully in regime hands, as Islamic State pulls back.

Syrian regime completes recapture of ancient Palmyra from ISIS

Russia hands Syria its first major defeat of ISIS

Despite pullout, Russian ground and air forces heavily involved in helping regime conquer ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS.

Russia hands Syria its first major defeat of ISIS

Syrian army recaptures Palmyra from ISIS

Syrian army recaptures ancient city, a year after it was overtaken by the Islamic State group.

Syrian army recaptures Palmyra from ISIS

UNESCO welcomes operation to recapture Palmyra

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova welcomes Syria's push to recapture heritage city from ISIS jihadists.

UNESCO chief welcomes operation to recapture Palmyra

Syria regime starts conquering Palmyra from ISIS

Regime forces enter ancient city captured by ISIS, slowed by boobytrap mines amid fierce fighting.

Syria regime starts conquering Palmyra from ISIS

Syria regime eyes major victory in ancient Palmyra

Regime readies for assault on ISIS, hoping to recapture Palmyra and effectively cut ISIS territory in Syria from 40% to 30%.

Syrian regime eyes major victory in ancient Palmyra

ISIS claims killing 5 Russian troops near Palmyra

Days after Putin announces pullout, ISIS announces it killed Russians near ancient city. Russian death toll previously had been at 4.

ISIS claims killing 5 Russian troops near Palmyra

After 'pullout,' Russia bombs Syria

Day after Putin orders out 'main part' of forces, Russian airstrikes help Syrian regime advance on ancient Palmyra, held by ISIS.

After 'pullout,' Russia bombs Syria

Russia carries out airstrikes near ancient city

Russia's air force says it carried out strikes near the ISIS-held city of Palmyra for the second time this week.

Russia again carries out airstrikes near ancient Syrian city

Russian airstrikes hit Syria's Palmyra region

Russia's air force strikes the area around the ancient city of Palmyra, where ISIS has destroyed ancient artifacts.

Russian airstrikes hit Syria's Palmyra region

ISIS uses Palmyra site to execute three people

ISIS executes three people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by binding them to three historic columns and blowing them up.

ISIS uses Palmyra historic site to execute three people

UN Confirms Destruction of Palmyra Temple

UN says satellite images confirm that ISIS has destroyed yet another temple in Syrian ancient city.

UN: Satellite Images Confirm Destruction of Palmyra Temple

ISIS Blows Up Ancient Palmyra Temple

ISIS jihadists set off explosion at Bel Temple in Palmyra, severely damaging it.

ISIS Blows Up Ancient Palmyra Temple

ISIS Publishes Images of Palmyra Destruction

ISIS publishes images showing the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.

ISIS Publishes Images of Destruction of Palmyra Temple

ISIS Destroys Ancient Temple in Palmyra

Islamic State jihadists destroy the Baalshamin Temple in the ancient ruins of Palmyra, realizing the worst fears of archaeologists.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Temple in Palmyra

ISIS Beheads Antiquities Scholar in Palmyra

ISIS jihadists behead an 82-year-old antiquities scholar in ancient Syrian city, then hang his body on a column in a main square.

ISIS Beheads Antiquities Scholar in Palmyra

Syrian Regime Poised to Retake Ancient Palmyra

Syrian soldiers wage pitched battle against ISIS just kilometers from ancient city that was seized in May, can enter city 'at any moment.'

Syrian Regime Poised to Retake Ancient Palmyra

ISIS Video Shows Execution of 25 Syrian Soldiers

Jihadist group releases new video, showing teenagers executing kneeling Syrian soldiers in ancient amphitheater.

ISIS Video Shows Slaughter of Syrian Soldiers on Ancient Ruins

UNESCO Condemns ISIS Destruction of Antiquities

UN’s cultural body condemns destruction by ISIS of antiquities in Syrian city.

UNESCO Condemns ISIS Destruction of Palmyra Antiquities

Concern Mounts as ISIS Places Mines in Palmyra

ISIS jihadists mine the spectacular ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra, prompting fears for the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Concern Mounts as ISIS Places Mines in Palmyra

ISIS Blows Up Assad Massacre Prison

In ancient city of Palmyra prison symbolizing brutality of Assad regime demolished; jail was site of massacre, held political prisoners.

ISIS Blows Up Assad Massacre Prison

ISIS Executes 20 Men in Palmyra

ISIS publicly executes 20 men accused of fighting for the Syrian regime.

ISIS Executes 20 Men in Palmyra

Syrian Official: No Damage Done to Palmyra

Syria's antiquities chief says the historic city of Palmyra had been unharmed since being seized by ISIS jihadists.

Syrian Official: No Damage Done to Palmyra

Assad Starts Heavy Bombing of Ancient Palmyra

After ISIS captures city with rich archaeological heritage and massacres residents, Assad regimes launches multiple airstrikes.

Assad Starts Heavy Bombing of Ancient Palmyra