Russia gives unique 3D Palmyra model to Syria to help restore ancient city (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 20:12 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 20:15 Russian researchers have created a model of the ancient city of Palmyra, based on thousands of drone images. Unveiled at the St. Petersburg cultural forum, it will be given to Syria to help restore and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage site ravaged by […]

Ancient Palmyra lion statue damaged by IS goes on display in Damascus

Published time: 1 Oct, 2017 14:27 The Lion of Allat statue from the 1st century AD went on display in Damascus National Museum Sunday after the 15-ton monument, heavily damaged by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants, underwent restoration. “It was an internationally known symbol of Palmyra, it was standing in front of the […]

Russian frigate & submarine fire 4 cruise missiles at ISIS targets near Palmyra – MoD

Published time: 31 May, 2017 05:35 Edited time: 31 May, 2017 06:21 The missiles destroyed heavy equipment and killed fighters that Islamic State had transferred from its stronghold, Raqqa, to Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. Read more The Russian warships, a frigate named Admiral Essen and submarine named Krasnodar, fired Kalibr cruise missiles […]

Video of Russian Navy firing cruise missiles on ISIS positions near Palmyra

Published time: 31 May, 2017 06:21 The Russian MoD has released footage of four cruise missiles being fired at Islamic State fighters and equipment that had been transferred from Raqqa to an area east of Palmyra. All of the targets have been destroyed. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT – Daily news

ISIS used US missile strike to launch new offensive near Palmyra, Homs governor tells RT

Published time: 7 Apr, 2017 07:13Edited time: 7 Apr, 2017 07:22 Taking advantage of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic oil areas near Palmyra, but failed, a local governor told RT. Earlier, unnamed sources reported that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) […]

Russia underreported its amount of casualties in the fight to recapture Syria’s Palmyra

Thomson Reuters GELENDZHIK, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow’s […]

Russia summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes near Palmyra

Published time: 20 Mar, 2017 07:06Edited time: 20 Mar, 2017 07:27 The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for the airstrikes Israel conducted near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, the ministry confirmed. Read more Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday after […]

Russian sappers arrive in Syria to help demine Palmyra – MoD

A group of Russian sappers have arrived at Khmeimim Air Base in Syria to help demine the ancient city of Palmyra, recently retaken from Islamists for the second time, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. “The latest bomb disposal unit of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has […]

RT discovers site of ISIS atrocities in bloodied desert near Palmyra (GRAPHIC FOOTAGE)

Published time: 9 Mar, 2017 05:27Edited time: 9 Mar, 2017 05:34 Horrifying scenes of burned and mutilated bodies dot the mountainous desert around the newly-liberated Syrian city of Palmyra. RT’s Lizzie Phelan has come across the remains of four soldiers, which could be among the many undiscovered victims of Islamic State. READ MORE: Scores of […]

EU & Russian lawmakers may be able to visit liberated Aleppo, Palmyra – Russian MP

Published time: 7 Mar, 2017 21:15 Russian lawmakers and member of the European Parliament may visit the liberated Syrian cities of Palmyra and Aleppo, the head of Russia’s Federation Council Committee for International Relations said during a video conference with his European counterparts. Read more “When we go to Syria again, I hope we will […]