Islamic State crisis: 'Mines planted in Syria's Palmyra'

June 21, 2015 1:55 PM

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Islamic State crisis: 'Mines planted in Syria's Palmyra'

Islamic State (IS) militants have planted landmines and explosives around the ancient Palmyra ruins, according to a group that monitors the war in Syria.

Activists said it was unclear whether IS had laid the bombs to destroy the ruins or make the site secure from Syrian government forces.

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