The Foreign Office reports that ‘the situation remains extremely volatile and dangerous. There’s widespread fighting throughout Syria, including full scale military operations involving the use of small arms, tanks, artillery and aircraft. A number of chemical weapons attacks have taken place across Syria. Some areas of eastern Syria remain under the effective control of Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL), which is fiercely hostile to the United Kingdom.’
What are we missing? The Crac des Chevaliers Crusader castle and the awe inspiring historical monuments city of Damascus, founded in the 3rd millennium BC.