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  1. Required ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Hyperallergic

    The world's eyes are focused on the ancient city of Palmyra in the Syrian desert, which was overtaken by ISIS fighters this week. As worries that the fundamentalist members of ISIS will destroy the ruins, a number of interesting articles about the historical site have been published, including " 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important " by Carolina Miranda: "Visually and architecturally, there are very few sites in the Roman world that have this much architecture in tact," says Mulder, who lived in Syria for 12 years.

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  2. IS guards museum at ancient PalmyraRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Newsday

    Islamic State militants have locked Palmyra's museum and placed guards outside its doors, days after seizing the ancient city, Iraqi officials say. Antiquities director Maamoun Abdulkarim said they had destroyed some modern plaster statues and also raised their flag on the ancient castle overlooking the Roman ruins.

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  3. What everyone is missing about ISIS' big weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Greenwich Citizen

    On May 17, ISIS fighters took Ramadi , a city just 70 west of Baghdad, after a battle in which the jihadist group advanced into the city behind a wave of suicide bombers . Capturing Palmyra , a former Assad regime bastion in Syria, proved easier, as a collapsing Syrian military essentially vacated the city in the face of the ISIS advance.

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  4. The Children From NowhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | RollingStone

    About 1,000 people are estimated to live in a small refugee camp near Zahle, Lebanon. Children born here face a complicated road toward any recognized citizenship.

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  5. ISIS Is About To Destroy Another Ancient CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Refinery 29

    As Islamic State militants have taken control of cities throughout the Middle East, they've demolished countless priceless artifacts from ancient civilizations. Now, the group has taken the city of Palmyra in Syria, one of the most beautiful and significant historic sites in the world, with startlingly intact ruins dating back to the Roman times - and there are very real worries they'll destroy it.

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  6. I Worshipped Palmyra -- Before Isis Got to ItRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Forbes.com

    I am Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where I focus on government contracting and Congressional legislating. I served as Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, in which I did three missions to Iraq and Afghanistan, and over 20 televised hearings.

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  7. ISIS extends hold on Syria's ancient city of PalmyraRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | CNN

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient city of Palmyra as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad withdrew from the area. The jihadist rebels took a military station in the countryside as Assad forces abandoned the site overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Friday.

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  8. ISIS expands Syria territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Recordpub.com

    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours.

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  9. Stakes 'couldn't be higher' in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | CNN

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient city of Palmyra as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad withdrew from the area. The jihadist rebels took a military station in the countryside as Assad forces abandoned the site overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Friday.

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  10. A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Members of the Islamic State group have cap... . FILE - This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria.

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  11. Will ISIS bulldoze ancient Syrian city?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | CNN

    Another world wonder is on the brink of destruction as ISIS continues its rampage through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria. This time it is the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in Syria , a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 2,000 years.

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  12. Crank Up the Echo Chambers of 2006: More RW calls for new US ground war in the LevantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Daily Kos

    Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and kleptocratic incompetence. Iraq hawks began to argue for re-Americanizing the war against the Islamic State on Thursday in response to nearly a week of audacious territorial gains in Iraq and Syria.

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  13. Remembering Palmyra: World mourns fall of ancient city by sharing photos and memoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Independent

    People are mourning the fall of Palmyra by sharing their memories and photos of time spent wandering through the ancient city before it was invaded by Isis. The 2,000-year-old city often described by Syrians as the "Bride of the Desert" was once a tourist attraction that saw thousands explore its ruins.

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  14. Ancient City Defied Rome, Now Faces Threat of Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | National Geographic

    ISIS closes in on World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria. Will this 2,000-year-old city face the same fate as Nimrud and Nineveh? A remote desert oasis that rose to become one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world is now on the front lines of a new battle between the Syrian army and the Islamic State.

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  15. Isis seizes Palmyra: Live updates as Unesco World Heritage site 'falls to Islamic State'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies It said militants had seized the northern part of the city, which lies on a key strategic east-west route.

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  16. Shelling of the Russian Embassy in DamascusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | State Department

    The United States condemns today's mortar attack on the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus, a facility protected by international law. We call for those responsible for all such acts to be held accountable and continue to stress the need for a political solution to the turmoil in Syria.

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  17. We can still save Palmyra (Tadmur) but we must move fastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | OpEdNews

    The observer has met dozens of Syrian patriots these past few years while traveling across this ten millennia crucible of civilization and chronicling Syria's Endangered Heritage. Among them, two particularly stand out in my experience.

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  18. Despite regional conflict, Lebanon is planning to become a railway powerhouse once againRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | The Independent

    Lebanon as a rail powerhouse for the rebuilding of post-war Syria, high-speed double-track trains running in tunnels through the Lebanese mountains above Beirut, sidings for the building-blocks of Syria's new cities in the Bekaa Valley - do not think here, dear reader, of the Roman temples of Baalbek - and a link up with the great railways that will run from the Gulf to Europe via the new Iraq and the new Syria. Why, even pipelines may run alongside the tracks.

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  19. Traffickers swindle migrants, sending them back to GreeceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    As Europe struggles to hammer out ground rules to distribute asylum seek... THESSALONIKI, Greece - After a seven-month quest to escape war in Syria, Dia Kasam thought she and her two sons were finally on their way, headed by train into Serbia and from there on to Germany to reunite with her sick husband and their three other children. Instead, tricked by Afghan traffickers, they and 90 other asylum-seekers found themselves locked in a freight car headed in the wrong direction - back to Greece, where they started.

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  20. Photos of Palmyra show why this ancient Syrian city must be saved before ISIS destroys itRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Mashable

    The ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have withstood centuries of conflict in the Syrian desert and are now facing their greatest threat yet : the Islamic State. Officials at the United Nations and the Syrian government have appealed for help in protecting this historic site with "outstanding universal value" ahead of an ISIS offensive in the city north of Damascus.

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