Syrian antiquities chief, Maamoun Abdulkarim, confirmed the ancient structures had been targeted
Precious monuments have been reduced to rubble in Palmyra, Syria, after ISIS fighters went on a rampage.
ISIS militants destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the city, the tetrapylon, and the facade of the Roman theatre.
Syrian antiquities chief, Maamoun Abdulkarim, confirmed the ancient structures had been targeted by the group.
The city has been under the control of the jihadists after they managed to wrestle control back from government forces in December.
Backed by Russian airpower and militia allies, president Bashar al-Assad’s forces had been victorious in liberating the besieged city from ISIS last March, after it first fell to the bloodthirsty group in 2015.
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