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Smoke and fire ascends after the Roman citadel of Kalat al-Numan was... News PhotoArchaeology,Civil War,Conflict,Crisis,General View,Government,History,Horizontal,Middle East,Politics,Rebellion,Roman,Syria,Syrian Civil War,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSmoke and fire ascends after the Roman citadel of Kalat al-Numan was bombed by a Syrian government jet on November 20, 2012, in Maaret Al-Numan in southern Idlib province. The Roman-era town of 150,000 is now virtually deserted as heavy shelling and aerial bombardments continue daily. At least 39,000 people have been killed across Syria since the outbreak of the revolt over a year ago, according to the watchdog. AFP PHOTO/JOHN CANTLIE (Photo credit should read John Cantlie/AFP/Getty Images)