ISIS terrorists destroy “Allat God” statue in Palmyra

Homs, SANA-Terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed on Thursday statue of “Allat God” in Palmyra, which is considered as one of the important historical statues that date back to the 2nd century A.D.

“ISIS terrorists have destroyed one of the most important unearthed statues in Syria in terms of quality and weight… it was discovered in 1977 and dates back to the 2nd century A.D.,” Ma’moun Abdul-Karim, Director General of Museums and Antiquities told SANA.

He added the statue which depicts a lion catching a deer between its feet has been hidden in an iron box in Palmyra’s museum garden to preserve it before ISIS terrorists find it and break it into pieces.

Abdul-Karim affirmed that social media websites reported that ISIS terrorists also broke 8 statues of Palmyra cemeteries which have been stolen by smugglers and taken into Manbij in Aleppo where the so-called “Sharia court” of the extremist organizations ordered to destroy.


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