|"The oasis where the Temple of Bel stands"/|
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
On Sunday, April 1, SANA, the Syrian Arab News Agency, reported "Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums: World Heritage Sites in Syria Suffered Attacks by Terrorists".
On the same day, CBS News Correspondent Clarrisa War reported that U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with delegates from 70 countries at a meeting in Istanbul to "support the opposition" [or what the Syrian government calls "terrorists"] to the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. CBS News has reported that the U. S. pledges $12 million to Syria's rebels and reports that the Syrian Regime won't back down.
According to Bloomberg News today, a "United Nations team is headed to Damascas to discuss deploying unarmed peacekeepers after the Syrian president agreed to an April 10 cease-fire."