The destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra would be an "enormous loss to humanity", the head of the organisation warned Thursday after Daesh fighters seized the ancient Syrian city.
"Palmyra is an extraordinary World Heritage site in the desert and any destruction to Palmyra (would be) not just a war crime but ... an enormous loss to humanity," said Irina Bokova in a video published by the Paris-based group.
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