Monday 24 August 2015


Yesterday the jihadist Muslim fanatics of IS blew up the Temple of Baalshamin, built in Palmyra nearly 2,000 years ago . The photo of the temple shown here was taken in 2014. A week ago IS brutally murdered Khaled al-Asaad, a Syrian archaeologist born in Palmyra who dedicated his life to working at the site. He refused to leave when IS attacked the ancient city. They beheaded him, hung his body as an example, then mutilated his corpse. His two sons attended a ceremony in their father's memory at the National Museum in the Syrian capital Damascus. CLICK for the BBC's brief and somewhat censored account.


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