The heavily damaged Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque in the city of Homs, once dubbed the capital of revolution. Rebels held control of the 13th-century landmark for more than a year, until government ... more 
The heavily damaged Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque in the city of Homs, once dubbed the capital of revolution. Rebels held control of the 13th-century landmark for more than a year, until government forces shelled the mosque in July 2013. The damage was both physical and political: The loss of this territory in Syria's third-largest city, through which the road to Damascus runs, showed the rebel power slipping.

The mosque is named after a revered seventh-century Islamic military commander. London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights declared his shrine ruined to AFP. less 
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Thu, Aug 29, 2013 5:00 PM EDT