Remember Palmyra’s prison? Here’s proof Daesh demolished it

Published May 31st, 2015 - 09:44 GMT
The notorious Tadmor Prison, where the regime once held its political prisoners, is now history. (reddit)
The notorious Tadmor Prison, where the regime once held its political prisoners, is now history. (reddit)

Tadmor Prison was once a stain on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, where former president Hafez al-Assad's political prisoners were tortured and killed. 

Well, the prison's now gone, blown to smitherines by Daesh (ISIS) militants who took over the area earlier this month. A video uploaded by the group seems to confirm it.

Were there any prisoners, and what happened to them? Those are questions no one seems to have answered yet. In an interview with a radio station, an alleged Daesh leader said there were only a few detainees left in the prison. His interview suggested they were taken hostage by the militants and would be forced to convert to Islam. 

Meanwhile fighting in Palmyra continues with airstrikes on the Daesh-controlled city:


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