ISIS beheads prominent Syrian archaelogist in Palmyra

August 19, 2015 6:36 AM

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ISIS beheads prominent Syrian archaelogist in Palmyra

Khaled Asaad, 82, had helped several countries on Palmyra excavations

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants 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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