IS destroys statues outside Syria's Palmyra museum

02 Jul 2015 1:21 PM | Anonymous

IS destroys statues outside Syria's Palmyra museum

IS captured Palmyra, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site on May 21

Islamic State group jihadists have destroyed a famous statue of a lion outside the museum in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities director said Thursday.

Maamoun Abdelkarim said the statue, known as the Lion of Al-Lat, was an irreplacable piece and was apparently destroyed last week. 

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/76985-150702-is-destroys-statue-outside-syria-s-palmyra-museum

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