Shrine is destroyed - level 2
Islamic State militants control large portions of Iraq and Syria. The fighting is very bad in Syria, and it displaced around 420,000 Syrians. They have no food or medicine.
The Islamic State militants are trying to erase history. They recently blew up a 2,000 year-old UNESCO shrine in Palmyra, which is an old Syrian city.
Difficult words: militant (a fighter), displace (to make somebody leave), shrine (a holy building).
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