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ISIS Flag Flies Over Palmyra's Ancient Ruins in Syria

A ISIS flag flutters above the theater in the ancient Roman city of Palmyra.
Image: TOPSHOTS-SYRIA-CONFLICT-PALMYRA-IS
An image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on May 28, 2015 allegedly shows an ISIS flag fluttering atop the circular wall bounding the orchestra at the Roman theater in the ancient city of Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old metropolis and an UNESCO world heritage site in Syria. Welayat Homs via AFP - Getty Images

In one of the first images the world has seen of Palmyra since ISIS militants seized the ancient city last week, a black ISIS flag flutters above the 2,000-year-old Roman city's theater. The Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs released the image on Thursday.

An ISIS commander has reportedly claimed that the extremist group will not destroy the ancient ruins — but said that they would "pulverize" any statues in the city.