1,000-year-old minaret destroyed in Syria
Published on April 30th, 2013 | by Admin1
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.
Last October Unesco appealed for the protection of the site, which it described as “one of the most beautiful mosques in the Muslim world”.
Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News