Islamic State destroys famous monument in Syria’s Palmyra: Antiquities Chief

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Beirut | Published: January 20, 2017 4:12:01 PM

Islamic State militants have destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra, the Tetrapylon, and the facade of its Roman Theatre, Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters on Friday.

Islamic State control the Palmyra site after capturing it in December for a second time from Syrian government forces. (Reuters)Islamic State control the Palmyra site after capturing it in December for a second time from Syrian government forces. (Reuters)

Islamic State militants have destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra, the Tetrapylon, and the facade of its Roman Theatre, Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters on Friday.

Islamic State control the Palmyra site after capturing it in December for a second time from Syrian government forces.

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Government forces and their militia allies, backed by Russian air power, had taken back the city from Islamic State last March after first losing it in 2015.

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