ISIS blows up ancient tombs in Palmyra, 2,000-year-old heritage site in Syria

June 24, 2015 10:20 AM

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ISIS blows up ancient tombs in Palmyra, 2,000-year-old heritage site in Syria

ISIS militants have blown up two ancient tombs 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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