Islamic State shoots dead 20 at Palmyra amphitheatre: monitor

May 27, 2015 2:42 PM

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BEIRUT Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men inside an ancient amphitheatre in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of being government supporters, a group monitoring the conflict said.

Reuters was unable to independently confirm the report from the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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