ISIS keeps ravaging Syria- EU crisis with migrants continues
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Satellite images have confirmed that ISIS has destroyed the main temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in northern Syria, the United Nations said on Monday.Temple of Bel is the most prominent site in the city of Palmyra, which had been seized by ISIS militants. A large blast was heard in Palmyra on Sunday, but the scale of the damage was not immediately clear. Later afterwards, Syrian antiques chief said that the Roman-era structure of the 2,000-year-old site was intact.
And as it was reported on Monday, the UN’s training and research agency confirmed that the main temple had been destroyed as a result of the blast. The agency released two pictures: one taken on August 27 with an erect structure surrounded by columns on it, and a picture taken on Monday with a few columns and the survived edges of the site. It is the second temple ISIS attacked in Palmyra in August. It is yet unclear what kind of message ISIS is trying to send by blowing up cultural heritage of Syria. Just last week, the terrorist group detonated explosives in the ancient Baal Shamin temple.
In other news, hundreds of migrants have been protesting in the Hungarian capital as a response to the police shutting down the terminal to prevent migrants from travelling through the EU. Having gathered outside a major railway station, protestors were chanting ‘Germany’ while holding train tickets in their hands. Crowds of migrants were forced to leave Keleti station in Budapest, while officials explained the move that they were trying to enforce EU rules.
It was earlier reported by Austrian police that about 3,650 migrants arrived from Hungary on Monday, with most of them intent to get into Germany. Men, women and children – most of them escaping the civil war in Syria – keep on coming from the east, while Hungary allows thousands of undocumented migrants travel to Germany. Hungary had previously complained that EU rules obstructed them from allowing people without visas travel toward the west. In August alone, refugees have been entering Hungary at a rate of over 2,000 people a day. Migrants that arrive in the country have set up large camps just outside the two main Budapest stations, demanding to let them through because of Berlin’s recent easing of asylum rules. “Germany Yes! Hungary No! Let us leave!” hundreds of migrants chanted during protests this weekend.
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