ISIS Damages Ancient Temple in Palmyra, Activists Say

August 30, 2015 9:22 PM

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ISIS Damages Ancient Temple in Palmyra, Activists Say

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said.

The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized by IS in May.

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