Going by different names depending on the media outlet, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Daesh, IS, ISIS, or ISIL – has made sure to gain many other titles to go along with their heinous acts in the region.
Taking over Syria and Iraq in 2014, the terrorist group went after ethnic and religious minorities, as well as numerous historic sites – which by title belong to the world, as UNESCO categorizes them.
As many thousand-year-old cities and artifacts have been demolished, bulldozed, and looted by ISIS, this list remembers 10 of the oldest and most important sites that went under attack.
1. Roman Theatre in Bosra, Syria
The Roman Theatre in Bosra has been one of Syria’s historical sites since the 2nd century AD.
The façade of the theatre was destroyed by the terrorist group, who used “dynamite, fire, bulldozers and pickaxes,” according to NPR.
2. Tetrapylon in Palmyra, Syria
After ISIS took over Palmyra in 2015, its members rampaged the Tetrapylon monument which dates back to 270 AD.
From 16 standing columns, which are a few meters away from the Roman Theatre, only four remained.
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