Syria: St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church Um Al-Zunar was destructed because of heavy fight came under that region. The church is known as The Church of Mother of Belt, Um Al-Zunar Church. This Church is a historical one, built in year 59 AD. It holds in it the belt of St. Mary, which according to tradition St. Mary gave her belt to St. Thomas.
In the 5th century a Syrian monk brought the belt to Homs. The church is now the Cathedral of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs and Hama. It is surrounded by the Church Orphanage building and the headquarter of Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemah. There are seven churches in Homs, which came under heavy fighting and were destroyed.