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Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple in Captured Syrian City

Syrian activists and the country's antiquities chief say the so-called Islamic State militant group has blown up an ancient temple in Palmyra, one of the the most historic sites in the Middle East. Maamoun Abdulkarim said his darkest fears have come true. Islamic State extremists destroyed the 2,000-year-old Baal Shamin temple with explosives powerful enough to severely damage the Roman columns that surrounded the ancient building. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

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