Year 9 students are just starting to learn about terrorism and fighting for religious beliefs. After one lesson on ISIS they might understand more than other students this weekend’s stories about ISIS.
In Palmyra (Syria) the Syrian government have been doing air strikes against ISIS fighters. Reports say that hundreds were injured and twenty six Islamic State fighters killed. The name Palmyra might ring a bell as it’s been in the news for the temple which was just recently destroyed by ISIS. The temple Baal Shamin was blown up by ISIS even though it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In other news about Syria and ISIS this weekend there have been telephone meetings between the US and Russia about the two sides involvement in financially supporting groups. Russia has been providing military weapons to the Syrian government (and President Assad) whilst the US and UK had been supporting rebel groups trying to depose (get rid of) Assad. British officials have said that Russia’s involvement complicated matters.