IS blamed for damages in Syria's Palmyra temple
Aug.31, Abuja: Activists have blamed Islamic State militants (IS) involvement in damaging Syria's Baalshamin temple. The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized by IS in May.
The temple was recognized as UNESCO world heritage site, called the destruction of the Baalshamin temple as a war crime.
IS has already has blown up several sites in neighboring Iraq, and it is also believed to be selling looted antiquities.
The Oslo Times