Palmyra

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Rami Abdel Rahman - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
The Syrian Army is still clearing neighbourhoods of mines and has not spread out into the whole city yet.feedback
Mar 03 2017
“We had expected the worst. However, the damage, according to the available photos, appears limited.” said Maamoun Abdulkarim speaking about Palmyra. It’s one of the 28 quotes about Palmyra you can find on this page. 19 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Rami Abdulrahman

I don't think the regime would withdraw forces from Aleppo to Palmyra and risk losing Aleppo. I think the regime's priority now is to finish the battle for Aleppo before the end of the month for sure. As for Palmyra, the whole international community would stand by it against [the Islamic State].feedback

Dmitry Peskov

The threat of losing Palmyra is a loss for all civilized humankind, not just for Russia.feedback

Osama al-Khatib

There is strong fighting on all sides. There is no exit except through a corridor to the west.feedback

Ash Carter

By combining our capabilities with those of our local partners, we've been squeezing ISIL by applying simultaneous pressure from all sides and across domains, through a series of deliberate actions to continue to build momentum.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

It's true that Aleppo will be a win for us, but let's be realistic – it won't mean the end of the war in Syria. But it will be a huge step towards this end. Terrorists are present elsewhere. Even if we finish with Aleppo, we will continue our war against them.feedback

Denis Loctier

Palmyra was under control of the co-called Islamic State for almost a year. During that time, its architectural heritage was partially destroyed. The iconic Bel Temple and the Temple of Baalshamin, built more than 2000 years ago were left in ruins.feedback

Vladimir Putin

After the main part of our military contingent was withdrawn from Syria we left the Syrian army in a situation which enabled it to mount serious offensive operations with the support of the part of our military which stayed there. And already the Syrian army has taken over Palmyra since our partial withdrawal.feedback

Jamil Al-Quaiiem

They destroyed most of the Arc of Triumph. Many of the details are missing, but I think we can rebuild it.feedback

Maamoun Abdulkarim

We expected the worst because of the liberation fighting but I think the nightmare is over. The panoramic picture of Palmyra is fine.feedback

Maamoun Abdulkarim

Palmyra has been liberated. This is the end of the destruction in Palmyra. How many times did we cry for Palmyra? How many times did we feel despair? But we did not lose hope.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

We are encouraged and fortunate that Syrian government forces have been to retrieve or defeat ISIS from Palmyra and is now able to preserve and protect these human common asset – cultural asset.feedback

John McCain

There is no strategy. And anybody that says that there is, I'd like to hear what it is, because it certainly isn't apparent now and…. right now we are seeing these horrible, reports are now in Palmyra, they're executing people and leaving their bodies in the streets. Meanwhile, the President of the United States is saying the biggest enemy we have is climate change.feedback

Charlie Winter

We're in the run up to Ramadan and I expect it's a bit of a propaganda surge for them, to cause a peak of interest. We cannot know for sure, but it's important to know that it's not a foregone conclusion that ISIL will destroy Palmyra.feedback

Mechtild Rössler

We are very concerned and upset about the situation, because Palmyra is one of the most important World Heritage sites. Also, it's also one of the first sites that we included on our list in 1980. It is a really important site, with Greek-Roman influences. Palmyra is also called the 'Venice of the desert.'.feedback

Irina Bokova - UNESCO

Palmyra is an unbelievable monument in the middle of the desert. It is a place where we see different cultures. From Rome, Byzantine and Persia, Greece and Islam … We can not permit that Palmyra will be destroyed.feedback

Irina Bokova - UNESCO

Our position is very clear that heritage sites should not be used for military purposes.feedback

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