ISIS destroys Temple of Bel confirmed


The 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel has been destroyed, the United Nations confirmed Monday. The temple, in Palmyra, Syria, had been one of the most culturally significant and iconic pieces of architecture in the world. The temple fell after an explosion on Sunday credited to ISIS, though at that time there were reports that its walls were still standing. Last week, ISIS released photos of its destruction of the Temple of Baal Shamin, the first major landmark the extremist militant group destroyed in the historic city of Palmyra.


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