An aerial view taken on January 13, 2009 shows a part of the ancient city of Palmyra. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOPHE CHARON
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ISIS fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, which they captured days earlier, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday.Activists had said the government emptied the museum of its content before the ISIS assault on the town.The city's museum and artifacts have been damaged and looted earlier during Syria's four-year civil war. Abdulkarim said some 6,300 artifacts from Syria were seized and smuggled out of the country in the last four years.
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