The militants of the Islamic state executed the Keeper of the monuments of Palmyra. 82-year-old Khaled Asaad was beheaded, and his body is hung on an antique column on the main square of the metropolis.
Action grouping "Islamic state" on August 18, dealt with the General overseer and head of the architectural and historical complex in Palmyra. The terrorists were being held captive and tortured by 82-year-old scientist a few weeks and then gave exemplary punishment.
The'ad cut off his head, and his body is hung on an antique column on the main square of the metropolis, informs "Bi-bi-si". Fellow researcher has already announced that the scientific community has lost a wonderful historian who has devoted his own life to the study of the ancient Syrian city.
Note that Asaad has worked in the Museum under the open sky for more than 50 years. During this time he has written many papers and participated in archaeological missions around the world.
In the hands of militants scientist came in early may 2014, when those captured Palmyra, included in the world heritage List of UNESCO. Terrorists killed more than 400 people, destroyed several ancient statues and 2 Muslim mausoleum, as well as mined the ancient metropolis.
The Syrian military on July 8 went on the offensive, over the past day March 11 km deep into the front line. The assault was hampered in consequence mined roads, but the bomb squad managed to defuse some of the columns of the old metropolis. Palmyra as before is under the control of terrorists. The Syrian army continues to pull to the city reinforcements for possible assault.
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