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IS Militants Blow Up Military Prison in Syria's Palmyra: Monitor

2015-05-31 10:01:45       source:Xinhua News Agency

May 31, 2015

"The Islamic State (IS) militants blew up a military prison in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Saturday, according to jihadist websites and opposition activists.

The IS militants rigged the Palmyra military prison and its vicinity with explosive devices and detonated them, destroying large parts of the facility, which was overran after the militant group stormed Palmyra on May 20, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based watchdog group."

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