Shrine is destroyed – level 1
The Islamic State controls Syria and Iraq. People fight in Syria. Around 420,000 people have no homes, food or medicines.
The Islamic State wants to erase history. Its soldiers destroy a shrine. This shrine is in Palmyra. Palmyra is a city in Syria. The shrine is 2,000 years old.
Difficult words: erase (to remove; to put away), shrine (a holy building; a place of God).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about the Islamic State?
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