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Fierce clashes threaten Syrian landmarks

Ancient mosque among the sites racked by violence

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels battled government troops near a landmark 12th-century mosque in the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, while fierce clashes raged around a police academy west of the city, activists said.

The fighting near the Umayyad Mosque in the walled Old City threatened to further damage the historic structure, part of which was burned during clashes last year.

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