ISIS Posts Video Of Historic Palmyra Temple Being Destroyed


ISIS Posts Video Of Historic Palmyra Temple Being Destroyed

The Islamic State (ISIS) terror network has published photos, taken from a video, which appear to show the destruction of the Syrian city of Palmyra's ancient Temple of Baalshamin. The temple had been deemed a UNESCO world heritage site and was protected under UN law.

Images from the video show militants placing explosives inside the temple and then depict a massive explosion. The pictures were circulated by the Islamist group's supporters.

Syrian officials and local activist groups confirmed on Monday that it had been destroyed although there was debate over when precisely the destruction took place.

The UN's cultural organization said called the deliberate destruction a "war crime."

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