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Monday, October 15, 2012

Historic mosque burned in ancient Syrian city

A Free Syrian Army soldier, stands on a damaged Syrian military tank in front of a damaged mosque, which were destroyed during fighting with government forces, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Sunday. Syria's bloody 18-month conflict, which activists say has killed nearly 30,000 people, has so far eluded all attempts at international mediation.