An old poster of Hafez al-Assad burns along with the rest of Palmyra

Published May 24th, 2015 - 07:08 GMT
Hafez al-Assad was only one of the leaders in a long line of successors the Syrian people don't approve of. (AFP/File)
Hafez al-Assad was only one of the leaders in a long line of successors the Syrian people don't approve of. (AFP/File)

There are a lot of parts of Palmyra going up in flames since Daesh (ISIS) had taken over the ancient city earlier this week.

Now Hafez al-Assad is one of them. Near the notorious Tadmor Prison in the destroyed city, residents came out and burned an old poster of the former leader who was in power during the prison's massacre in 1980 — after an assassination attempt on Hafez, his younger brother Rifaat ordered commandos to kill the prisoners detained in Palmyra, leading to 500 deaths. 

While it doesn't show much, this video goes to prove that the Daesh takeover in the northeastern city hasn't changed their opposing opinions of the regime.


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