World Bulletin / News Desk
The Ummayad Mosque of Aleppo is the largest and oldest mosque in the city of Aleppo in Syria.
The Ummayad Mosque of Aleppo was burned and demolitioned in clashes between Syria Army and Free Syria Army.
There have been clashes in the area for some time, but on October 10 the FSA launched an offensive to occupy it from the regime by attacking its army positions inside and around the mosque.
Broadcasts are shown that the mosque is damaged very much because of clashes.
The present mosque dates form the 13th century Mamluk period, only the Seljuk minaret of 1090 is older. It is located in its Old City.
The mosque is said to entomb the remains of Zechariah.