Unearthing new tensions?
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.