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ISIS Reportedly Beheads Syrian Archaeologist because He Wouldn’t Lead Them to Artifacts

As the Free Beacon [1] reported:

Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the city of Palmyra, Syria, after which they hung his corpse on a column in the main square of the city, according to a Syrian official.

Reuters [2] reported that Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said family members of Khaled Asaad, an 82-year-old archaeologist who headed antiquities in the city for more than 50 years, was murdered by the Islamic State (IS) Tuesday.

Asaad had been captured and interrogated by the militants for over a month.