ISIS blows up temple in Palmyra, say activists

August 24, 2015 12:34 PM

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ISIS blows up temple in Palmyra, say activists

ISIS militants used explosives to blow up the Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most spectacular archaeological sites.

Beirut — Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.

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