are capacitors needed for a motors driver L293D?

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Joined Mar 6, 2015
Hello guys,
recently I have bought a motor driver L293D for my electronics projetc, I have test it directly without putting any capacitors like it showen in the picture attached, I have tested it only one time.
the question I want to ask are:
1) do I need to put capacitors like this? I'm using a 5V and a 12V DC motors ( I tested it with 5V for the first time)
2) does my driver L293D could be burned after using it without the capacitors?

thanks for your time, sorry for my English.