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Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel: Monitors

Reuters , Sunday 30 Aug 2015
Bel Temple
Camels are seen in front of the Temple of Bel at the historical city of Palmyra October 22, 2010. (Photo: Reuters)
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The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.

The militants targeted the Temple of Bel, a Roman-era structure in the central desert city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The extent of the damage was not known, the Observatory said, citing its contacts on the ground.

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