Muslim Press - ISIS militants have reportedly blown up a 2,000 - year - old temple in the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria, government officials said on Sunday.Detonating large quantities of explosives, ISIS takfiri terrorists blew up the Temple of Baalshamin, one of the most beautiful structures in the sprawling complex of ruins. Syria ' s director - general of antiquities and museums said local sources in Palmyra informed him about the appalling act. “Daesh placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baal Shamin today and then blew it up causing much damage to the temple, ” said Maamoun Abdulkarim, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. ISIS took control of Palmyra in May which have sparked worldwide concern that they would destroy its ancient ruins. Also in June, ISIS militants destroyed two ancient Muslim mausoleums in Palmyra.Recommended:ISIS blows up baby to practice booby - trapping