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VIDEO: Historic Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque Bombed in Syria

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Syria, Arts & Culture, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Disaster, Humanitarian Response, Photography, Religion, War & Conflict

Protect Syrian Archaeology posted photographs on its Facebook [1] page [en, ar] and videos on YouTube, recording the moment the historic Khalid ibn al-Walid mosque [2] (7th century) was bombed in Homs, Syria.

Homs – Results of the bombing of Khalid ibn al-Walid mosque#حمص – أثار القصف الذي تعرض له مسجد الصحابي خالد بن الوليد”

This 5-minute video takes you inside the mosque [3] as a fire rages in some parts of the building and this 8-minute video captures destruction from outside, [3] with smoke rising from the building:

The video is dated July 9, 2013.