ISIS beheads 82-year-old archaeologist in Palmyra, Syrian official says

August 19, 2015 9:41 AM

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ISIS beheads 82-year-old archaeologist in Palmyra, Syrian official says

ISIS militants have beheaded an 82-year-old archaeologist who had been in charge of overseeing the ancient site at Palmyra in Syria, a government official said Tuesday.

Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that the family of Khaled Asaad had informed Abdulkarim that Asaad had been beheaded earlier in the day and his body hanged from a column in the town's main square.

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