ISIS mutilated body of famed Syrian archeologist, family says

August 23, 2015 8:42 PM

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ISIS mutilated body of famed Syrian archeologist, family says

Islamic State group jihadists mutilated the body of a famed Syrian archaeologist after killing him execution-style in the ancient city of Palmyra last week, his family said on Sunday.

Khaled al-Asaad, Palmyra's antiquities chief for 50 years, was on Tuesday beheaded by Islamic State militants who tied his body to a post before hanging it in the city's ruins, amid international outrage. "Residents of Palmyra told me that IS had cut up my father's body into pieces," said Mohammad a...

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