Islamic State destroys famous monument in Syria's Palmyra

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WHAT HAPPENED:
Islamic State destroyed the Tetra pylon and the facade of its Roman Theater, antiquities chief said.

WHAT IT MEANS:
The Syrian government lost control of Palmyra to the Islamic State in December, the second time the group had overrun the UNESCO world heritage site in the six-year-long Syrian conflict.

WHAT NEXT:
The antiquities chief said if the IS remained in control of Palmyra “it means more destruction”.

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