The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground.
Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebel forces are
blaming each other for the destruction of the historic synagogue,
according to reports on Sunday.
The synagogue is said to be built
on the site where the prophet Elijah anointed his successor, Elisha, as
a prophet. It had been damaged earlier this month by mortars reportedly
fired by Syrian government forces.