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Al-Assad must not get away with his crimes

  By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor Ancient cities and World Heritage sites across Syria have been turned into wastelands of blood-soaked rubble littered with infants’ shoes and toys. Almost 300,000 Syrians have been killed and 11 million displaced. If there is one person to blame for the four-year-long tragedy it is Bashar Al-Assad, who instructed his …

Daily News Egypt

Russia bombs ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Russia’s defense ministry confirmed that Su-25 jets hit a fortified “Islamic State” (IS) position in the historic city on Monday. “As a result of a direct strike, a fortification, an underground bunker and anti-aircraft artillery were destroyed,” said the defence official, adding that more than 237 IS targets had been hit by Russian fighter jets from the skies over the war-torn country in the past two days.

Deutsche Welle