Syria - UNESCO World Heritage – Destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra (August 23, 2015)


France condemns the destruction by Daesh of the Temple of Baalshamin, one of the treasures of the ancient city of Palmyra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The destruction by Daesh of major historic and religious sites in Syria and Iraq confirm the terrorist group’s determination to destroy cultural diversity in the Middle East dating back thousands of years.

France is committed to ensuring its preservation.