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May 4, 2013

Unearthing new tensions?

Fears of sectarian violence rise in Syria after desecration of religious site.


A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on April 30, 2013, shows smoke billowing from the site believed to be of a blast in the Marjeh district of Damascus. AFP PHOTO / SANA /HO

Death and destruction are commonplace in war-torn Syria, leaving many tragedies under-reported and unnoticed. But Thursday's desecration of a religious grave site, belonging to a companion of Prophet Muhammad, quickly caught the internet's attention. 


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