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Monitors: Palmyra Statues Ruined by IS May Have Been Fakes

The ancient Muslim antiquities from Palmyra that Islamic State said it took from a smuggler and destroyed may have been fakes, Syrian observers said Friday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the so-called smuggler might have been an Islamic State member. It said Islamic State might be planning to sell the original statues and that the ones being smashed in photographs released by the militants were phony. Even so, the chief of UNESCO, the U.N,'s cultural...

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