Palmyra temple 'blown up by Islamic State'

August 24, 2015 1:58 PM

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The Islamic State group took control of Palmyra in May this year, sparking fears that militants would destroy large portions of the site as they have done with other historical areas they control in Syria and Iraq.

The militant group believe that any shrine or statue implying the existence of another deity should be destroyed.

Also read: Islamic State Girds to Defend Remote Syria Outpost

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