Khaled Asaad

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Khaled Asaad (Arabic: ‏خالد الأسعد‎‎; 1934 – 18 August 2015) was a Syrian archaeologist. He was the head of antiquities in the city of Palmyra for more than forty years.[1] In May 2015, Palmyra came under the control of the terrorist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and Asaad was amongst those captured during this time. He was executed on 18 August 2015.[2][3][4][5][6]

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