PALMYRA WATCH: Lots of new articles over the last couple of days. Here is a selection:
Witness confirms IS destruction of ancient Syria temple (AP).
UNESCO: Palmyra temple destruction a ‘war crime.’ Irina Bokova laments ‘immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity,’ says perpetrators must be held accountable (AFP). Not their first or their least.
Watch: What Palmyra looked like in the 1800s, and how the Islamic State is destroying it (Ishaan Tharoor, WaPo).
Images of the Ancient City of Palmyra, the "Pearl of the Desert" ISIS is Destroying (Patrick Sisson, Curbed.com).
Palmyra: Destruction of an oasis of cultural history. Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered one of the most beautiful ruined cities in the Middle East. Now the "Islamic State" has seized the area and started destroying these ancient structures (dw.com). A photo gallery.
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