Syria: Ancient ruins of Tadmur in danger if ISIS seizes the city
DAMASCUSMay 14, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
May 14, 2015 12:00 am
The Syrian army is battling the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants just 1-2 km (one mile) from the ancient city of Tadmur, home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Syrian antiquities chief told Reuters on Thursday
Maamoun Abdulkarim said that if the group seizes the city, which is also known as Palmyra: "They will destroy everything that exists there."
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