ISIL fighters behead archaeologist in Palmyra, official says

August 19, 2015 6:23 AM

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Khaled Asaad, head of antiquities in Palmyra for 50 years, wrote several scholarly works on the historic city’s ruins

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria's antiquities chief said on Tuesday.

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