Arabic architecture
  • 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