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Middle East ISIS blows up temple in Palmyra, say activists

ISIS militants used explosives to blow up the Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most spectacular archaeological sites. 

(SANA via AP, File)

Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.

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