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UNESCO: Ruins in Ancient Syrian City Still Authentic

The United Nations cultural agency says the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra retains much of its authenticity despite the extensive damage it has sustained at the hands of Islamic State fighters. Representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued a preliminary report after completing a two-day inspection of Palmyra's ancient ruins. "The mission considered that, despite the destruction of several iconic edifices, the...

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