Palmyra damage in pictures

New images have emerged from Palmyra, hours after Syrian troops recaptured it from the Islamic State group (IS).

The pictures reveal the extent of destruction wrought by the group during their 10-month occupation of the Unesco World Heritage site.

While some treasured monuments have been destroyed, much of the ancient city’s ruins are said to remain intact.

Syria’s antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said authorities had been “expecting the worst”.

But he told the AFP news agency that “the landscape, in general, is in good shape”.

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