Before and After Pictures of Irreplaceable Syrian Monuments Destroyed By War

This is heartbreaking

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A picture taken on April 16, 2013 shows part of the Umayyad Mosque complex riddled with bullet holes in the old part of Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

Amid the 100,000 dead and 6 million displaced, Syria’s breathtaking historical and cultural heritage is also being devastated by the two-year-old conflict. has compiled before and after images of five incredible monuments that have been completely destroyed. Click here to see them, while shaking your head at the futility of human conflict.