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IS Militants Execute Former Antiquities Chief in Palmyra

Syria's antiquities chief said Islamic State militants have beheaded the former director of antiquities in the ancient city of Palmyra. Mamoun Abdulkarim said 82-year-old Khaled Assad was killed on Tuesday, and that his career included working for 50 years in the city that is home to ruins at a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 2,000 years. Asaad had been detained and interrogated for over a month by the ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants, he told Reuters. "Just...

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