ISIS destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra ruins

October 5, 2015 5:25 AM

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ISIS destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra ruins

(CNN)ISIS militants have destroyed the iconic Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, the latest cultural treasure of the ancient site that they have reduced to rubble, Syrian authorities said.

The 1,800-year-old monumental arch, which framed the approach to the Roman city, was blown up Sunday, Syria's Directorate General for Antiquities and Museums said, citing eye witnesses in the local community.

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