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Syrian hostages who escaped Islamic State receive rapturous homecoming

Oct 30 2017

Qaryatayn, SYRIA Twenty six Syrian hostages who escaped from their Islamic State captors received an emotional homecoming on Sunday in the central province of Homs, witnesses and officials said. | Video

Expert says Islamic State has badly damaged major Palmyra monument

Mar 05 2017

PALMYRA, Syria Islamic State militants have severely damaged a major Roman monument in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities official said after visiting the site on Saturday.

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