It's going to be really unfortunate if they manage to destroy the archaeological site.
Isis seizes Palmyra: Live updates as Unesco World Heritage site 'falls to Islamic State' - Middle East - World - The Independent
Isis have almost taken full control of the ancient town, according to Syrian activists. The Syrian Observatory for human rights reported on Wednesday that government forces collapsed in the face of Isis attacks and withdrew from the town late on Wednesday. It remains unclear how close to the archaeological site they have come.