Islamic State destroys ancient shrines in Syria's Palmyra city




 
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Islamic State destroys ancient shrines in Syria's Palmyra city
 
June 23rd, 2015  
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Islamic State destroys ancient shrines in Syria's Palmyra city
Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site in central Syria, the ultra hardline Sunni Muslim group said on Tuesday. The report was the first of any damage being done by the militants to buildings in Palmyra since they seized control of the city, also known as Tadmur, in May. Syrian forces have bombed the city, and the militants camped within it, since then.




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