Syria: Freeing Palmyra from IS a 'global, historic victory'

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Published on 29 Mar 2016, 19:25
Head of Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums in Syria Mamun Abdul Karim spoke from Damascus on Tuesday about the recent liberation of the ancient city of Palmyra, calling it a global and historic victory.

He said, “The liberation of this city will go down in history. No one will ever forget this battle because we have saved Palmyra’s civilization from destruction.”

SOT, Mamun Abdul Karim, Head of Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums in Syria (Arabic): "It is a global victory, a historic victory. The liberation of this city will go down in history. No one will ever forget this battle because we have saved Palmyra's civilization from destruction. We have stopped the systematic destruction of Palmyra, clandestine excavations in this historical site. Therefore, this battle was the battle for the salvation of civilization from barbarism."

Courtesy of RT.

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