Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings
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Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government on Tuesday “categorically” denied U.S. accusations of mass killings at a prison near Damascus, including the alleged execution of political opponents and burning the victims in a crematorium at the site. The Foreign Ministry said the allegations are a “new Hollywood plot” to justify U.S. intervention in Syria. It … Continue reading

Islamic State group blows up 2 mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra
Middle East

Islamic State group blows up 2 mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, Syria’s top antiquities official said Wednesday, raising fears that the extremists could next target the town’s famed Roman ruins. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the government’s Antiquities and Museums Department, told The Associated Press that the extremists destroyed the grave of Mohammad … Continue reading