Baal temple in Palmyra

Reports: ISIS Destroys Baal Shamin temple in Palmyra

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Update: IS blows up temple in Syria’s Palmyra: antiquities chief

Damascus (AFP) – Islamic State group jihadists on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief told AFP.

“Daesh placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baal Shamin today and then blew it up causing much damage to the temple,” said Maamoun Abdulkarim, using another name for IS