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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recovered several artifacts that were stolen from the ancient city of Palmyra by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Friday.

According to SANA the Syrian Arab Army and competent local authorities completed four major busts in and around the ancient city.

SANA added that the stolen statues were handed over to the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, as these ancient artifacts date back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D.

General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums considered that the statues had been stolen from the tombs of the southeastern cemetery which was repeatedly looted by ISIL terrorists.

Director of the Museum Affairs at the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums Mohammad Nazir Awad told SANA Saturday that the Directorate received the statues, asserting that the current situation of the statues will be studied and assessed.

Awad added that the directorate has become one of the pioneering institutions in fighting the illegal trafficking of ruins on the global level due to its cooperation with the competent authorities.

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I hope that everything will be recovered and what has been damaged will be rebuilt as close as possible as the original. Cultural heritage is bigger than us all and BTW, more should be done in order that Syria re-integrate its multi-millennial cultural roots in the heart of every Syrian instead of a dubious pan-arabism while the truth is that Syrians are not even Arabs but Semites and… watch what real Arabs have done to the country through their proxies. Same thing for Iraq… The best way to insult Saudis, Qataris and even Turks would be to de-arabise Syria and… Read more »