ISIS executes three people by binding them to columns at the ancient city of Palmyra before blowing them up' MailOnline, 27 October 2015
ISIS executed three people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by binding them to three historic columns and blowing them up, a monitoring group said Monday. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said IS 'tied three individuals it had arrested from Palmyra and its outskirts to the columns... and executed them by blowing up' three columns. Khaled al-Homsi, an activist from Palmyra, stated that IS had yet to inform local residents who the executed individuals were or why they had been killed.As yet, the reports are unconfirmed. Palmyra's ruins are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and before the war around 150,000 tourists a year visited the town.