New attack on the ancient Palmyra

• The new attack on the ancient Palmyra

For the second time in six years of war in Syria, the city beat off the insurgents.

Ancient Palmyra, had long been under the control of the group "Islamic State" on March 2, he was released on the Syrian army forces supported by the Russian Military Space Forces.

Historical places of ancient Palmyra again caused huge damage. We walk around the city and see what's left of it.

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Palmyra, one of the richest centers of ancient civilization, was controlled by the "Islamic State" in May 2015. The Syrian army liberated the city in March 2016 with the support of the Russian aviation. In December, gunmen IG Palmyra recaptured and destroyed part of its monuments. The second in March 2017 with the support of the Syrian military VCS RF for the second time took Palmyra.

By the way, this photo was taken March 14, 2014. Here we show pictures of different years. (Photo by Joseph Eid):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

The retreating rebels did not have time to destroy all the ancient buildings. Palmyra, March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

The operation of the re-release of the Syrian Palmyra by terrorists for a long time to cook, went as planned. Palmyra, March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Visible our military technology against the backdrop of the ruined Palmyra. (Photo by Omar Sanadiki | Reuters):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

The Syrian T-62 tank. (Photo Louai Beshara):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

IG militants destroyed the world-famous antique tetrapylon in Palmyra. It consisted of four massive stone foundations, which were set high columns with 16 platforms at the top.

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

LIH Militants blew up the central part of the amphitheater. This destruction of the Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

"I'm sure everything will be restored because of Palmyra - it is our history, our memory"

- Brigadier General Mustafa Syrian army Fuvaz

Fall of the Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra, March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

In order to understand: so look antique tetrapylon in Palmyra before.

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Columns tetrapylon in Palmyra. Left - March 4, 2017, on the right - March 14, 2014.

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

on Palmyra View, March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

A general view of the ancient Palmyra, March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

At the top - the citadel of the ancient city of Palmyra.

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

A ruined ancient Palmyra and the Citadel. (Photo Louai Beshara):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

The remains of Palmyra following the release of the new city, March 4, 2017. (Photo Louai Beshara):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Palmyra - once one of the richest cities late antiquity (usually limited to III-VI centuries AD..) To one of the Syrian desert oasis, between Damascus and Euphrates. (Photo Louai Beshara):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Let us remember how it was.

Here columns look good. All true, but it is ... May 13, 2010 (Photo by Mohamed Azakir | Reuters):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Temple of Bel - Temple dedicated to the local supreme god Bela, is part of a complex of ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Tadmur. It was the main sanctuary of the city. The picture was taken on August 4, 2010. (Photo by Sandra Auger | Reuters):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

The Temple of Bel, on August 4, 2010. (Photo by Sandra Auger | Reuters):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

The Arc de Triomphe was built during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus at the end of the II century to commemorate the victory over the Parthians. From her across town at 1135 meters ran a road, furnished with four rows of columns. Colonnade divided along the road into three parts: the average, wider, it served to drive carriages and horsemen; two side, narrower - for pedestrians. Arc de Triomphe in Palmyra was considered one of the outstanding monuments of the city and was part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

So she looked Aug. 5, 2010. But the militants who seized Palmyra, blew it. (Photo by Sandra Auger | Reuters):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Palmyra, March 14, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Eid):

New attack on the ancient Palmyra

Such was the beauty. And now, so is in the best case. Palmyra, March 3, 2017:

New attack on the ancient Palmyra