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Syria conflict: historic mosaic museum damaged

15 October 2012 Last updated at 19:45 BST

Syrian rebels say the historic museum of Alma Arra in the city of Maaret al-Numan has been damaged amid fighting as the conflict there continues.

However, Bashar al Assad's government claims rebels who occupy the museum - renowned for its important collection of mosaics - are the responsible for the damage to the building and its artefacts.

Shaimaa Khalil reports.