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ISIS Terrorists Destroy Antiquities in Dura-Europos Site outside Der Ezzour

ISIS terrorists have destroyed several statues and antiquities that date back  to thousands of years in Dura-Europos site in Der Ezzour countryside, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Sunday.

The agency clarified that the terrorist ISIS organization [Its Arabic acronym is Daesh] published a video showing how its elements destroyed the statues and antiquities in the said site by using large hammers.

 Dura-Europos site [Also known as Salheiye], was founded in the 8th century B.C. and it was turned into a key economic center because of its important location on Silk Road. It is located east of al-Bokamal city.

It includes ancient homes, buildings, temples surrounded by wall and it covers 150 hectares.

This archeological site had been looted by ISIS terrorists over the past few years.

Basma Qaddour