Conflict update: December 14, 2016

Just a short one tonight. I’m traveling and it’s late. Syria Schrödinger’s Ceasefire appears to be back on.  First Aleppo was under ceasefire, then it wasn’t, and then rebel forces announced this evening (well, technically tomorrow in Syria, I guess) that it is again. Though so far there’s been no confirmation of the resumption of the… Continue reading Conflict update: December 14, 2016

ISIS’s war on heritage claims a human victim

Originally posted on World Heritage Alert:
Yesterday, Syria’s Antiquities Director Maamoun Abdulkarim announced that ISIS has executed the 82 year old head of antiquities in Palmyra: Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic…