The Middle East

ISIS terrorists blow up iconic 2,000yo Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

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Sources in Palmyra confirmed that the iconic Arch of Triumph, a centerpiece of the ancient ruins in the oasis city, had been blown up, Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters.

#ISIS continues cultural cleansing in #Palmyra with the destruction of the Triumphal Arch today. pic.twitter.com/aBWtxHmQBb

— Julie Lenarz (@MsIntervention) October 4, 2015

“It’s as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us,” said Abdulkarim. “If the city remains in their hands the city is doomed.”

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