"(Reuters) - The millenia-old oasis city of Palmyra is being damaged in clashes
between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels fighting for his
overthrow in the midst of the precious archaeological site, a resident said on
Shaky amateur footage filmed by the resident shows the facade of the first
century Temple of Baal with a large circle where a mortar bomb has blasted the
sandstone. The columns of the great colonnade that extends from the temple have
been chipped by shrapnel. (here)......"