Historic Ummayad mosque in Syria faces ruin

Many places of the mosque were burned and after the FSA captured the mosque, Assad forces attacked it with cannons and destroyed most of the domes.

Historic Ummayad mosque in Syria faces ruin

World Bulletin/News Desk

The historical Ummayad Mosque and the historical market place around it in the Syrian town of Aleppo are facing ruin.

The historical Ummayad Mosque in Aleppo was seized by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) after four months of long clashes, as troops loyal to Assad sieged the mosque and used heavy weapons to reclaim the complex.

The historical Ummayad mosque and the historical market place around could deteriorate beyond rescue if the fierce fight between the Syrian army and the FSA continues.

The mosque has a strategic importance for the FSA and the Assad forces. The mosque is located in the middle of the road which leads to the castle which the Assad troops have now sieged.

Many places of the mosque were burned and after the FSA captured the mosque, Assad forces attacked it with cannons and destroyed most of the domes.

Abu Karim, member of a group connected to the FSA, showed evidence of Assad forces doing immoral things in the mosque and added, "The house of Allah should not be in the hands of the regime. It is a victory to capture the mosque with its strategic importance." 

Last Mod: 24 Nisan 2013, 13:51
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