Daesh blows up 2 mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

Daesh blows up 2 mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, said on Wednesday that the tomb was just north of Palmyra.



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Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 4:45 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:07 PM

Beirut — A Syrian official says the Daesh group has destroyed two mausoleums in the historic central town of Palmyra.

Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, said on Wednesday that the tomb was just north of Palmyra.

He said the second tomb was of a Sufi scholar known as Nizar Abu Bahaa Eddine, who was in the town 500 years ago. The tomb is close to the town’s famed archaeological site.

Since the Daesh group captured Palmyra last month, there have been fears that the extremists would blow up archaeological sites as they have in Iraq. 


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