IS destroys part of famed Palmyra temple: monitor, activists

August 31, 2015 6:56 AM

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IS destroys part of famed Palmyra temple: monitor, activists

The self-styled Islamic State has blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor and activists said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said late yesterday that the jihadist group had placed explosives inside the famed temple, at least partially destroying the building considered Palmyra's most significant.

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