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Militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early today, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town.
Palmyra is a Unesco World Heritage site and there are concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins, as they have done in neighboring Iraq.
The Islamic State's capture of the town of Palmyra late yesterday was a stunning triumph for the militant group, only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq's largest Sunni province.
This segment aired on May 21, 2015.