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UN: War Is Ripping Syria's Cultural Heritage to Shreds

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says war is ripping Syria's rich cultural heritage to shreds. In a joint statement with U.N. cultural chief Irina Bokova and special representative Lakhdar Brahimi, Ban said Wednesday that World Heritage sites in Syria have suffered considerable and sometimes irreversible damage. Some sites have been turned into battlegrounds, including the ancient city of Palmyra, a 5,000-year-old palace near Aleppo, and 1,500-year-old Saint Simeon...

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