The 2000-year-old city of Palmyra has been recaptured by Syrian government forces after having been in the hands of IS since last May. Now antiquities experts can move in to assess the damage the UNESCO World Heritage Site has sustained.
For the first time since the destruction of Palmyra by the IS, two artworks from the city have been restored. Italian archaeologist Maria Laurenti spoke with DW about the political hurdles and challenges of restoration.
The US-led coalition said the 17-bus convoy taking IS militants and civilian evacuees from the Lebanon-Syria border to areas further east has split into two groups. It vowed to continue taking action against IS.
Backed by Russian airstrikes, regime troops have successfully cleared the terrorists out of the area. This was the latest in a series of key defeats for so-called "Islamic State" militants.
The Syrian army has seized control of parts of Palmyra from the so-called "Islamic State." Government forces, backed by Russian military support, have been battling IS militants for weeks to reach the historic city.
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