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Statement by the Aligarh Historians Society on the killing of the Syrian archaeologist Khaled al Asaad by ISIL (DAISH) at Palmyra

20 August 2015

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ALIGARH HISTORIANS SOCIETY
Regd.No.S/23/Distt. South/2010

Zahra Cottage
4/80-J, Kabir Colony Anupshahar Road Aligarh-202002, India

20 August 2015

The Aligarh Historians Society joins archaeologists and historians all over the world in denouncing as a most barbarous crime the gruesome murder of the eminent Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad, an expert on Palmyra, one of the great World Heritage sites. The Society hopes that the perpetrators of the crime, belonging to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (DAISH) one day be brought to justice, along with those who have directed or colluded with them. Civilised people, irrespective of country or religion, must unite in their support for all political and military measures designed to achieve this end, especially those being made by the Government of Syria and Iraq.

Professor Irfan Habib President
Professor Shireen Moosvi Secretary
Professor I. A. Khan Treasurer
Professor Ishrat Alam Joint Secretary
Dr Rakesh Batbayal Joint Secretary

Statement by Aligarh Historians Society on the killing of Syrian archaeologist Khaled al Asaad by ISIL