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UNESCO Chief: Destruction at Palmyra a 'War Crime'

The head of UNESCO has called destruction by Islamic State militants in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra a "war crime." Militants reportedly blew up the 2,000-year-old Baal Shamin temple on Sunday, nearly a week after beheading Khaled Asaad, archeologist and former head of antiquities in Palmyra who spent decades preserving the site. “The art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, is a symbol of the complexity and wealth of the...

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