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Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins. IS has previously demolished ancient sites in Iraq that pre-date Islam. File photo : © Eric Travers/ABACA. 28121-12. Syrie, 08/08/2001. Le temple de Bel de la ville de Palmyre.
Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins. IS has previously demolished ancient sites in Iraq that pre-date Islam. File photo : © Eric Travers/ABACA. 28121-12. Syrie, 08/08/2001. Le temple de Bel de la ville de Palmyre.

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