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Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim points at a model of the Bel Temple which was destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) group in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra during an interview with AFP at his office in Damascus on March 24, 2016. Syria's antiquities chief hailed the 'imminent' recapture of the ancient city of Palmyra from the IS group and vowed to rebuild the famed monuments the jihadists have destroyed. / AFP / Maher AL MOUNES (Photo credit should read MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim points at a model of the Bel Temple which was destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) group in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra during an interview with AFP at his office in Damascus on March 24, 2016. 
Syria's antiquities chief hailed the 'imminent' recapture of the ancient city of Palmyra from the IS group and vowed to rebuild the famed monuments the jihadists have destroyed.

 / AFP / Maher AL MOUNES        (Photo credit should read MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images)