A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deliberately Targeting the Mosque?

So many dramatic videos have been coming out of Syria that I haven't tried to post many of them. But this one, via the EAWorldview Blog which has been closely watching Syrian events,is not only dramatic; it's hard to interpret as anything other than the deliberate targeting of a minaret of the ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan mosque in Deir al-Zor by artillery. The multiple strikes on the minaret before it falls suggests this wasn't collateral damage; this was the intended target. 

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