Are Palmyra Ruins Really At Risk Of Destruction By ISIS?
ISIS and forces loyal to the Syrian regime are battling over the city of Palmyra in central Syria. How great of a threat is ISIS to the city's ruins?By Jake Godin | May 15, 2015
ISIS is on the doorstep of Palmyra. But are the ruins actually at risk?
The ancient city of Palmyra and the modern Syrian city of Tadmur adjacent to it are under threat of falling under ISIS control. (Video via YouTube / Robert Zysk, Esq.)
Both Palmyra and Sukhnah, a city about 40 miles to the east, had been held by forces loyal to the Syrian regime up until this week.