UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra

AFP , Monday 5 Oct 2015

UNESCO's director-general on Monday condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in the Syrian city of Palmyra by Islamic State militants, saying "extremists are terrified by history and culture".

Irina Bokova said the UN's scientific and cultural body would make every effort "to make sure that the perpetrators of the destruction are tried and punished".

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