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.