Palmyra has "maintained its integrity and authenticity"

Archaeological site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin

The ancient archaeological site at Palmyra has "largely maintained its integrity and authenticity" despite the best efforts of the terrorist group ISIL to destroy it.

That's according to Mechtild Rossler, who is leading a team from the UN cultural organization (UNESCO) to the World Heritage site in central Syria.

The team has been assessing the damage to Palmyra and has arranged for the removal of the remainder of the artefacts in case fighting resumes in the area.

Ms Rossler spoke to Janie Cangelosi about the situation on the ground.

Duration: 4'18"

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