Russian Defense Ministry: ISIS planning further destruction of ancient Palmyra site

Moscow, SANA – Russian Defense Ministry warned that ISIS terrorist organization plans to wreak more destruction in the archeological city of Palmyra.

The Ministry said in a statement that a Russian drone “detected an upsurge in truck movement near the ancient city amid Syrian troops’ successful advance on Palmyra. This indicates that ISIS wants to bring in explosives to deal maximum damage to the remaining architectural relics before they leave.”

“The video proves that ISIS terrorists had blown up proscenium, the central part of the Roman-era amphitheater, and columns of the 16-column Tetrapylon, which dates back to 270 A.D,” the statement added.

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