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  1. international affairs
    Syrian Forces Take Back Palmyra From ISISThe besieged militant group had held the ancient city for 11 months.
  2. Two ISIS-Controlled Cities Just Got Closer to LiberationMosul in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria are getting put on the road to freedom. 
  3. islamic state watch
    ISIS Executes Prisoners by Tying Them to Ancient Artifacts and Blowing Them UpWhile the U.S. tries to reframe its strategy. 
  4. isis
    ISIS Destroyed Another Ancient Temple in SyriaThe U.N. has now confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was nearly 2,000 years old. 
  5. ISIS Is Waging War Against Syria’s Ancient HistoryTheir offensive to purge Syrian territory of its artifacts has most recently led to the destruction of a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Ice Cream Bar Coming, Metreon Re-Do Renderings, and MoreAlso, the Upper Haight Whole Foods is almost open!
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Butcher Bay Team Plans Bistro; New Mediterranean Eatery in Cobble HillPlus: Rachael Ray and Ruth Reichl sign up for Times Talks, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.