Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Khaled al-Asaad's body recovered?

PALMYRA WATCH: Syria 'finds body of archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad beheaded by IS' (BBC).
State media reported that his body was thought to be among three discovered in Kahloul, east of Palmyra.

DNA tests will be carried out to confirm their identities.

I hope that they have found his body, so that his remains can be laid to rest.

Background here and links. Many other past posts on Palmyra, its history, the ancient Aramaic dialect spoken there (Palmyrene), and the city's tragic reversals of fortune, now trending for the better, are here and links (cf. here).

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