Syria - Destruction of Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph (October 4, 2015)


France condemns the latest destruction by Daesh of an archeological jewel in the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With the destruction of the temples of Baalshamin and Baal and, on October 4, of the Arch of Triumph, Daesh is once again demonstrating its resolve to destroy the cultural diversity and millennial history of the Middle East.

Now more than ever, France is committed, with its allies, to combatting this terrorist group and preserving Syria’s heritage.