The Islamic State has shown little mercy to the legendary city of Palmyra after it came under the self-proclaimed caliphate’s control in December 2016.

Unfortunately, footage published by the Russian Defence Ministry reveals sections of the old Roman Theatre in Palmyra has been blown apart by ISIS forces.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is trying to recapture vital oil and gas fields west of Palmyra and eventually reach the famed city itself.

Video credits: RT.

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The proverbial Vandals were civilized Roman citizens compared to the IS.

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Vandals weren’t Romans, they came from Jutland. Actually, the pejorative use of their name came from French great writer and philosopher Voltaire but Vandals were very organised and used to loot without any massacre or destructions. 😉

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Vandals are from the lower Oder and Vistula. They spoke an East Germanic language & later also Latin. Constantin the Great made them federati in Pannonia. Later they founded kingdoms on West Roman soil, Spain then Tunisia. Current historians regard the Vandals as perpetuators, not destroyers, of Roman culture. p.s. AFAIR Renaissance writers coined them barbarians. F. M. Arouet was French Enlightenment.

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AresXtremE Nemesis

f*****g no brain savages. Even animals are smarter.

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Rahhh, couldn’t they send f*****g armed drones??? There are small guided bombs with a tiny 1kg warhead to avoid collateral damages. When it comes to weight, a Reaper could carry 70 at once (not saying they could or not all be racked). f**k! A Reaper can fly for 36h! This could have been prevented! Shame on CENTCOM!!!!!!