IS group destroys ancient Palmyra arch
This file photo released on Sunday, May 17,
2015, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast
of Damascus, Syria.(SANA via AP, File)
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State militants
have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra,
the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across
the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.