Islamic State militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra




 
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Islamic State militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra
 
August 24th, 2015  
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Islamic State militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra
By Kinda Makeih DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country's antiquities chief. The temple bombing would be the first time the insurgents, who control swathes of Syria and Iraq and captured Palmyra in May, damaged monumental Roman-era ruins. "We have said repeatedly the next phase would be one of terrorizing people and when they have time they will begin destroying temples," Abdul Karim told Reuters.

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