"Palmyra was under control of the co-called ISIL for almost a year. During that time, its architectural heritage was partially destroyed
The iconic Bel Temple and the Temple of Baalshamin, built more than 2000 years ago were left in ruins," reported Euronews' correspondent Denis Loctier from the ancient site.
International experts are on site in Palmyra assessing the extent of the damage. Many have expressed relief that the worst may have been avoided. \n\n(Source: euronews YouTube channel)