"Shooting without the permission of the chief is prohibited" — an inscription on a plate near the remains of the entrance to the iconic Temple of Bel that was destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in the ancient city of Palmyra. After a year of occupation, government troops recaptured the ancient city. Now the damage done to the UNESCO world heritage site needs to be evaluated.

Photo: Maher Al Mounes / AFP / East News

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