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Islamic State jihadists enter ancient Syrian city for second time, after briefly taking parts on Saturday, now control a third of the city.
Islamic State group (ISIS or IS) fighters recaptured the north of Syria's historic city of Palmyra Wednesday in another setback to efforts to repel the advancing jihadists after the fall of Iraq's Ramadi.
Palmyra's UNESCO-listed heritage site, including ancient temples and colonnaded streets, and its adjacent museum housing priceless artifacts, are in the city's southwest.
"The situation is very bad," said Syria's antiquities chief, Mamoun Abdulkarim.
"If only five members of IS go into the ancient buildings, they'll destroy everything," he added, calling for international action to save the
According to a top Iranian advisor, Tehran has “tens of thousands” of missiles pointed at Israel, and will not hesitate to use them.
Iran issued yet another threat against Israel on Thursday, May 21, Channel 2 reported. According to a top Iranian advisor, Tehran has “tens of thousands” of missiles pointed at Israel, and will not hesitate to use them.
Speaking Thursday, Yahya Rahim Zafabi, a top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said the tens of thousands of missiles will “sow
A senior Israeli military intelligence official warned last week of a heightened threat of conflict on Israel's borders in the next two years as a result of "escalation" in the region, according to AFP.
In a briefing to foreign journalists at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, the official also said Israel would likely "have to" target civilian areas in Lebanon in a future confrontation with Hezbollah, given its distribution of weapons sites.
The official's warning came after a Hezbollah
Donald Morgan, a 44-year old North Carolina man and former National Guardsman, converted to Islam and pledged his allegiance to the ISIS.
Donald Morgan, a 44-year old North Carolina man and former National Guardsman, was given a prison term of more than 20 years, after he tried to join the Islamic State in Syria.
A convert to Islam, Morgan was arrested at New York’s JFK airport last June for the illegal possession of a gun that he had been trying to sell online. He had travelled to Lebanon
An Iranian official closely tied to Iran’s Supreme Leader says that the Iranian government has “divine permission to destroy Israel.”
Mojtaba Zolnour, who represents the Ayatollah Kahmenei in the Revolutionary Guards, said, “The Noble Koran permits the Islamic Republic of Iran to destroy Israel," according to the Iranian news agency Fars.
Zolnour also made it clearthis is a goal of Iran whether or not it has nuclear weapons. “Even if Iran gives up its nuclear program, it will not weaken