ISIS said to have destroyed ancient Palmyra arch

October 5, 2015 1:39 AM

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ISIS said to have destroyed ancient Palmyra arch

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said colonnades still in place but arch destroyed

Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

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