Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria 'destroyed,' UN says

September 1, 2015 1:51 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – The United Nations says that a satellite image confirms that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian town of Palmyra has been destroyed.

There had been reports that a large explosion set off by Islamic State militants Sunday had extensively damaged the 2,000-year-old temple, but there were conflicting accounts regarding the extent of the destruction.

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