Middle East

ISIS images purport to show destroyed Syrian temple

This undated photo released on Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State militants, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra rigged with explosives. (ISIS social media account via AP)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 26, 2015, on page 8.

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