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Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria are said to have seized part of the town next to Palmyra, one of the Middle East's greatest archaeological sites.
The government evacuated civilians and antiquities before IS seized the town. They are retreating to government-held areas in the West.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Islamic State militants swept into the desert city of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday, and by evening were in control of it, residents and Syrian state news media said, a victory that gives them another strategically important prize five days after the group seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
The absolutely devastating "can of whoopass" the state of Israel would unleash on the Daesh/isis idiots would have no previous parallel in history, well perhaps the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima would be similar in intention, if not in scope or scale.