A general view taken on April 14, 2014 shows damage inside the Mar Sarkis Greek Catholic monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, northeast of Damascus, after government forces took control of the town from rebel fighters, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favour. An AFP journalist in Maalula said the Mar Sarkis monastery was damaged, its walls pierced by mortar rounds, and icons and other religious objects strewn on the ground inside. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)