August 21, 2015

Khaled al-Asaad

ISIS militants behead Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

Islamic State militants killed a leading Syrian antiquities scholar on Aug. 18, beheading him in front of dozens of onlookers and hanging his body from a pole in the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, 120 miles northeast of Damascus. Khaled al-Asaad, who was 81, spent four decades in charge of

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