Syrian government official says amount of damage done to Palmyra temple unclear after bombing

August 31, 2015 8:42 AM

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Syrian government official says amount of damage done to Palmyra temple unclear after bombing

FILE - This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Islamic State militants have blown up one of the most important temples in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, accelerating their relentless campaign of destruction against the historical treasures that have fallen under their control, activists and monitors said on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (SANA via AP, File)

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says the amount of damage done by an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra remains unclear.

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