Islamic State destroys famous monument in Syria’s Palmyra – antiquities chief

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Islamic State militants have destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra , the Tetrapylon, and the facade of its Roman Theatre, Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters on Friday.

The Syrian government lost control of Palmyra to Islamic State in December, the second time the jihadist group had overrun the Unesco world heritage site in the six-year-long Syrian conflict.

The Tetrapylon, marking a slight bend along Palmyra ‘s grand colonnade, comprises a square stone platform with matching...


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Islamic State destroys famous monument in Syria’s Palmyra – antiquities chief


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