Syria clashes destroy ancient Aleppo minaret

24 Apr 2013 2:25 PM | Anonymous

Syria clashes destroy ancient Aleppo minaret Pictures show the once famous landmark reduced to a pile of rubble

The minaret of one of Syria's most famous mosques has been destroyed during clashes in the northern city of Aleppo.

The state news agency Sana accused rebels of blowing up the 11th-Century minaret of the Umayyad Mosque.

However, activists say the minaret was hit by Syrian army tank fire.

The mosque, which is a Unesco world heritage site, has been in rebel hands since earlier this year but the area around it is still contested.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news-world-middle-east-22283746

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