Isis militants have taken full control of the ancient site of Palmyra in central Syria, activists have claimed.
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The terror group launched an offensive earlier this week and overran the 2,000-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site shortly after midnight, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Palmyra contains world famous artefacts and monuments that Unesco fears will be bulldozed by militants, who have already razed ancient Assyrian and Roman-era sites to the ground.Reuse content