Syria's ancient oasis city of Palmyra threatened in fighting
BEIRUT: The millenia-old oasis city of Palmyra is being damaged in clashes between Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces and rebels fighting for his overthrow in the midst of the precious archaeological site, a resident said Wednesday.
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#1 Apr 4, 2013
Tadmurs residents took to the streets in March 2011 to call for democratic reforms and an end to the dynastic, four-decade rule of the Assad family.
But as in other cities, police and security forces suppressed the uprising, leading to an armed revolt and civil war in which more than 70,000 have been killed and millions displaced around the Middle Eastern state.
Really? no way don't tell that to the spin doctors on Syria Topix.
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