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Middle East Islamic State enters ancient Syrian city of Palmyra while residents flee

The city is home to 2,000-year-old monuments, which Syria's antiquities chief says the world must save.

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Islamic State stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing parts of it from government forces in fierce fighting as civilians were evacuated and Syria's antiquities chief called on the world to save its ancient ruins.