UNESCO condemns Islamic State militant's killing of Palmyra's antiquities chief Khaled Asaad

August 20, 2015 12:41 AM

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UNESCO has condemned the killing of the historic city Palmyra's chief archaeologist by Islamic State (IS) militants.

The Islamic State group beheaded the 82-year-old retired chief archaeologist of Palmyra after he refused to leave the ancient city, Syria's antiquities chief said.

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