ISIS Damages a Temple in Palmyra

August 31, 2015 12:31 AM

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ISIS Damages a Temple in Palmyra

A week after reports of destruction by Islamic State militants in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, fighters severely damaged the Temple of Baal there, one of the oldest and culturally significant in the region, according to activists.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist and monitoring group based in Britain, said Sunday that Islamic State fighters had destroyed part of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple.

Also read: Islamic State militants enter Palmyra after heavy fighting: monitor

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