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Syria conflict: Salvaging Palmyra artefacts

As Islamic State fighters approached Palmyra in May, a group of local men teamed up to smuggle 400 antiquities out of the Greco-Roman World Heritage Site - all while under heavy gunfire.

BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen spoke to two of Syria's "Monuments Men" - a nod to the Hollywood blockbuster in which a group of soldiers fight to save European artworks from the advance of Nazi Germany.

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