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Ancient City of Palmyra, Syria

Backed by Russian airstrikes, pro-Syrian forces reclaimed control of the ancient city of Palmyra after a 10-month Islamic State occupation that included the destruction of several monuments dating back nearly 2,000 years.
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In this undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the site of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria.
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In this undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the site of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria.

FILE - This undated file image released by UNESCO shows the site of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria.
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FILE - This undated file image released by UNESCO shows the site of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria.

This photo released on Sunday March 27, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows destroyed statues at the damaged Palmyra Museum, in Palmyra city, central Syria.
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This photo released on Sunday March 27, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows destroyed statues at the damaged Palmyra Museum, in Palmyra city, central Syria.

This photo released on Sunday March 27, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows destroyed statues at the damaged Palmyra Museum, in Palmyra city, central Syria.
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This photo released on Sunday March 27, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows destroyed statues at the damaged Palmyra Museum, in Palmyra city, central Syria.

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