Jabhat al-Nusra
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 1973 file photo, cars are parked outside the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian state media and anti-government activists said Wednesday, April 24, 2013 that the minaret of the famed Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo has been destroyed. The 12th century mosque fell into rebel hands earlier this year after heavy fighting that damaged the historic compound. The area around it, however, remains contested. Syrian troops are about 200 metres (yards) away.(AP Photo/Azad, File)

    The minaret of a famed 12th century Sunni mosque in the northern city of Aleppo was destroyed as both sides traded blame for the attack.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT
  • n this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, broken glass over a religious mosaic, is seen on the top of a church that was damaged by mortars, at the Christian village of Judeida, in Idlib province, Syria.

    Still unclear how Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities will fare under the Sunni Muslim majority winning the Civil War over Assad.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2013, 5:46 PM EST
  • French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, right, listens to Syrian National Coalition vice-president Riad Seif.

    Reflects concern over rise of Islamic militants in waning days of Assad regime; came as part of pitch for more international funding and political support for rebels.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 28, 2013, 3:33 PM EST