The recapture of Palmyra

I was very pleased to read that the Syrian army had recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra over the Easter weekend.

I am surprised there hasn’t been more news about it as not only is it culturally very important but it is also a great feat by those fighting against Daesh. The cynic in me would think that conspiracy theories about US backing ISIS troops might have some truth in them. America has been purposefully destabilizing that region for some time, and the lack of response from US and UK on the matter suggests that they might not actually be too happy about this military coup by the Russian backed Syrian army.

But politics aside it is a great to that the old city remains, remain and that the historic site was not obliterated as ISIS promised. Hopefully the cancer of the modern world will soon be cured.


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