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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Syria: Ancient Shrines Near Palmyra Blown Up; Palmyra in Danger; Lion Statue Destroyed; Baalshamin Temple Blown Up; Temple of Bell Destroyed

Al Jazeera report - Destruction of tombs raises fears that Palmyra's extensive Roman ruins are also in danger.

Guardian Report

Mail Online report

Update, The Guardian - Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra
"Syrian antiquities director says destruction of Lion of al-Lat statue dating from 1st century BC at Palmyra museum is serious crime against world heritage site"

Update 2

Update 3 - Palmyra's Baalshamin temple 'blown up by IS'

Update 4 - Temple of Bel

Update 5 - "Still standing"

Update 6 - "Destroyed", UN Satellite image

UNOSAT image

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