Russian unmanned vehicles (UAVs) has recorded another intensification of the movement of trucks in the area captured by the militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization). As noted in the Facebook of the Ministry of defense of Russia, “this is evidence of the intent of ISIS to deliver the explosives to destroy the remaining ancient architectural monuments before their retreat”.
On the page of the military Department in the social network also provided video and photos confirming the destruction by terrorists of the facade of the Roman amphitheatre and tetrapylon. They were also made with the UAV.
The defense Ministry stressed that “at the moment, Russia has the most urgent fixation and visualization of the modern state of the world-famous monument.”
On the eve of the Iranian news Agency Fars reported that the Syrian army has managed to move to Palmyra and to occupy strategically important positions West of the city. Indicates that the fighting had “killed dozens of terrorists.”
About the destruction of part of the amphitheatre and tetrapylon (the ruins of the building with four inputs), it became known on January 20. Then this information was confirmed by the Director General of the Department of antiquities and museums of Syria Mamoun Abdulkarim.
In the amphitheater of Palmyra on 5 may 2016 concert by the Mariinsky orchestra under Valery Gergiev dedicated to the liberation of the ancient city from the terrorists of ISIS. Among the speakers there were and cellist Sergei Roldugin. Later, the militants carried out the attack, which was able to re-establish control over Palmyra.