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Mines Riddle Syrian Ruins After IS Takeover

Islamic State militants have placed mines throughout the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria, an antiquities official and conflict monitor said Sunday, one month after the group entered the city. The explosives were laid on Saturday, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which gathers information from sources inside the country. "It is not known if the purpose is to blow up the ruins or to prevent regime forces from advancing into the...

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