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See the Ancient Syrian City of Palmyra That Was Just Captured by ISIS

The Syrian town of Palmyra is home to Roman ruins, which experts fear ISIS could destroy

After months of fierce fighting, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) captured the town of Palmyra northeast of Syria’s capital Damascus on Thursday, leaving the group in control of more than half of the country’s territory—and raising fears among experts that its fighters will begin smashing spectacular ancient sites.

Read more: ISIS Must Be Stopped From Destroying Ancient City, U.N. Says

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