Satellite Pictures: ISIS destroying the Temple of Bel

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) said: “Satellite analysis confirms Temple of Bel…main building destroyed,” it said, posting an aerial picture of the aftermath. Observers reported a blast on the UNESCO World Heritage site on Sunday, but with access to the area being controlled by IS, the extent of the damage was …

ISIS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

BEIRUT: ISIS militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An ISIS statement released late Thursday said the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint. The issue was referred to an Islamic court in the northern Syrian …