ISIS Blows Up Ancient Shrines in Palmyra, Syria

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June 23, 2015

isis-shrine-2-575x366AMMAN – Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site in central Syria, the ultra hardline Sunni Muslim group said on Tuesday.

The report was the first of any damage being done by the militants to buildings in Palmyra since they seized control of the city, also known as Tadmur, in May. Syrian forces have bombed the city, and the militants camped within it, since then.

Before-and-after pictures showed several militants carrying explosives and the shrines, which are not among the city’s monumental Roman-era buildings, reduced to rubble.

  • gavinwca

    They are acting like Democrat liberals inSouth Carolina.

  • cwwardiii@yahoo.com

    destroy the past… and you have no future …at least no free future. why because you can no longer learn from the past…

  • Bob Stewart

    This doesn’t seem to bother liberals, but please don’t step on a snail darter.

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