Syria clashes destroy ancient Aleppo minaret

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The minaret of one of Syria's most famous mosques has been destroyed during clashes in the northern city of Aleppo.

The state news agency Sana accused rebels of blowing up the 11th Century minaret of the Umayyad Mosque.

However, activists say the minaret was hit by Syrian army tank fire.

Video purports to show rubble left over following the destruction of the minaret in Aleppo. Julie Peacock reports.

The BBC has not been able to fully authenticate this footage, but based on additional checks made on it, it is believed to be genuine.

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