Syria, as I'm sure many know, has or had some of the best historical monuments in the world. Islamic, Roman, Crusader and more of greater antiquity. Tragic destruction that goes hand in hand with the human suffering.
I saw this on the BBC this morning, very sad. Accidental war damage is to be expected but what is more troubling is that ISIS are actively demolishing historical monuments, shrines and other works. It would seem that they are trying for a 'cultural cleansing' of the shia.