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Islamic State’s latest attack on Palmyra is a picture of the end of civilisation

Islamic State’s latest attack on Palmyra is a picture of the end of civilisation

It is, in a monstrous way, the picture of the year. This week the latest atrocity reported to have been carried out by Islamic State was illustrated in news reports with a photograph of a mushroom cloud of smoke and dust rising above the ruins of ancient Palmyra.

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