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DESTRUCTION OF PALMYRA: ISIS releases video that purports to show bombing
The Islamic State group has released propaganda images that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The Associated Press could not independently verify the images. However, they were released like other group propaganda and carried a logo it often used in the city of Palmyra, in Syria's central Homs province. -AP

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This undated photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, on a social media site used by Islamic State militants, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows shows militants laying explosives in the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra.

(Islamic State social media account via AP)

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This undated photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, on a social media site used by Islamic State militants purportedly shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra.

(Islamic State social media account via AP)

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This undated photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State militants purportedly shows explosives in the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra.

(Islamic State social media account via AP)

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This undated photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State militants purportedly shows the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra rigged with explosives. 

(Islamic State social media account via AP)

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This undated photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State militants purportedly shows the demolished 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra.

(Islamic State social media account via AP)

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This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus.

(SANA via AP, File)

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This file photo released in May 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra.

(SANA via AP, File)

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This October 2014 satellite image provided by UNESCO shows  levees and roads dug across the Northern Necropolis at Palmyra.

(UNESCO via AP)

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In this Sept. 2002 photo, a symbolic trade caravan representing the prosperous trade during the era of Queen Zanobya 260-273AD attend a show held in the ancient city of Palmyra, which is about 150 miles northeast of Damascus.

(AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

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This photo released in May 2015 shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus.

(SANA via AP, File)

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This file photo released in May 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows smoke billowing from the ancient Roman city of Palmyra.

(SANA via AP, File)

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In this Sept. 2010 file photo, tourists ride camels in the historical city of Palmyra.

(REUTERS/Nour Fourat )

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A general view shows the historical city of Palmyra, October 2007.

(REUTERS/Nour Fourat )

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Tourists take pictures at the ancient Palmyra theater in the historical city of Palmyra April 18, 2008. 

(REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

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Japanese archaeologist Kiyohide Saito displays a jar dating back to the 3rd century A.D., in the city of Palmyra October 17, 2009.

(REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri )

DESTRUCTION OF PALMYRA: ISIS releases video that purports to show bombing

The Islamic State group has released propaganda images that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The Associated Press could not independently verify the images. However, they were released like other group propaganda and carried a logo it often used in the city of Palmyra, in Syria's central Homs province. -AP

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