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Destruction of Palmyra would be 'enormous loss to humanity:' UNESCO chief

AFP , Thursday 21 May 2015
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The destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra would be an "enormous loss to humanity", the head of the organisation warned Thursday after Islamic State fighters seized the ancient Syrian city.

"Palmyra is an extraordinary World Heritage site in the desert and any destruction to Palmyra (would be) not just a war crime but ... an enormous loss to humanity," said Irina Bokova in a video published by the Paris-based group.

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