A social media site used by Islamic State militants shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon inspector general is investigating allegations that U.S. assessments in the fight against the Islamic State have been too rosy.
A social media site used by Islamic State militants shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon inspector general is investigating allegations that U.S. assessments in the fight against the Islamic State have been too rosy. Uncredited The Associated Press
A social media site used by Islamic State militants shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon inspector general is investigating allegations that U.S. assessments in the fight against the Islamic State have been too rosy. Uncredited The Associated Press

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