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ISIS blowin' up Syrian antiquities...

ISIS blows up ‘one of greatest sites’ of ancient world in Syria
Aug 31, 2015, Islamic State jihadists in Syria severely damaged the Bel temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion on Sunday, activists said. The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized by ISIS in May.
The news of the latest destruction at Palmyra came just days after ISIS released propaganda images purportedly showing militants blowing up another Palmyra temple, the 2,000-year-old Baalshamin dedicated to the Phoenician god of storms and fertilizing rains. The UN cultural agency Unesco, which has designated Palmyra as a world heritage site, called the destruction of the Baalshamin temple a war crime. Earlier this month, relatives and witnesses said that ISIS militants had beheaded Khaled al-Asaad, an 81-year-old antiquities scholar who devoted his life to understanding Palmyra.

The Islamic State group, which has imposed a violent interpretation of Islamic law across its self-declared "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq, says such ancient relics promote idolatry. It already has blown up several sites in neighbouring Iraq, and it is also believed to be selling looted antiquities. A Palmyra resident, who goes by the name of Nasser al-Thaer, said ISIS jihadists set off a huge blast at 1.45pm on Sunday. "It is total destruction," he said of the scene of the explosion. "The bricks and columns are on the ground," he said. "It was an explosion the deaf would hear," he added. The resident said only the outer wall surrounding the temple remains. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists in Syria, said the temple was damaged. It did not provide details.

The temple, consecrated to the Semitic god Bel, had been well-preserved and was a source of much pride for Syrians. It was consecrated in AD 32. It stood out among the ruins not far from the colonnades of Palmyra, which is affectionately known by Syrians as the "Bride of the Desert." Earlier on Sunday, ISIS jihadists pushed into a large district in southern Damascus, clashing with rival militants just a few kilometres from the centre of the Syrian capital, the extremist group and Syrian activists said. More than two dozen militants were killed in the clashes on the edges of the Qadam neighbourhood, said the observatory. The pro-ISIS Aamaq News Agency reported that ISIS fighters seized half of Qadam. The observatory's Rami Abdurrahman said ISIS fighters were holding two streets and that fighting was continuing.

ISIS supporters posted propaganda pictures claiming to show ISIS fighters advancing in the narrow streets of Qadam. The authenticity of the images could not be confirmed independently. ISIS has emerged as one of the most powerful forces in the battle to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. Armed Islamic factions fighting forces loyal to Assad control parts of Damascus and large parts of the city's suburbs. ISIS controls large parts of the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, east of Qadam. Also on Sunday, a mortar round hit an upscale neighbourhood of central Damascus, killing four people, including a girl, Syrian state TV said. It is not uncommon for Damascus to be shelled. Sunday's attack targeted the posh neighbourhood of Abu Rummaneh, which houses hotels and several embassies. An Associated Press reporter on the scene saw two people wounded by shrapnel. Vehicles in the area were also damaged.

ISIS blows up ‘one of greatest sites’ of ancient world in Syria - The Times of India
 

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Triumphal Arch destroyed...

ISIS Destroys Famous Historical Monument in Syria
Monday, October 05, 2015 - ISIS is continuing the destruction of historical sites in Syria.
Syrian activists say terrorists have now destroyed the centuries-old triumphal arch in the city of Palmyra.


The nearly 2,000-year-old arch was one of the most recognizable sites in the city. Palmyra contains the ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.
The city was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. ISIS has been destroying historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria since May.

ISIS Destroys Famous Historical Monument in Syria - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com
 
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Triumphal Arch destroyed...

ISIS Destroys Famous Historical Monument in Syria
Monday, October 05, 2015 - ISIS is continuing the destruction of historical sites in Syria.
Syrian activists say terrorists have now destroyed the centuries-old triumphal arch in the city of Palmyra.


The nearly 2,000-year-old arch was one of the most recognizable sites in the city. Palmyra contains the ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.
The city was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. ISIS has been destroying historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria since May.

ISIS Destroys Famous Historical Monument in Syria - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com
This bunch of monsters won´t last there for long.
 

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