Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Here's A Look At Some Of The Ancient Sites Destroyed By ISIS And The Syrian Civil War

Years of fighting and the emergence of the fanatical militant group ISIS have taken a heavy toll on some of humankind’s greatest treasures.


Since unrest first broke out in Syria in 2011, fierce fighting has left the country as a shell of its former self.


Since unrest first broke out in Syria in 2011, fierce fighting has left the country as a shell of its former self.


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More than 190,000 people have now been killed in the conflict, according to U.N. estimates.


More than 190,000 people have now been killed in the conflict, according to U.N. estimates.


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Amid the chaos, groups like ISIS have arisen and made themselves known for their unique brand of barbarism.


Amid the chaos, groups like ISIS have arisen and made themselves known for their unique brand of barbarism.


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But the fighting in one of the world's longest-inhabited areas has also taken a huge toll on many ancient sites and artifacts.


But the fighting in one of the world's longest-inhabited areas has also taken a huge toll on many ancient sites and artifacts.


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