MOSCOW | Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

21Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MOSCOW (AP) — Religious leaders of Russia’s republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria’s Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.

In 2013, Syrian government forces captured the Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque, which sustained heavy damage in the fighting.

Authorities of Russia’s mostly Muslim republic undertook the reconstruction efforts for this and other major mosques in Syria, following the start of Russia’s military campaign there in 2015.

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