War looters threaten Syria's heritage

27 Dec 2012 3:44 PM | Anonymous
War looters threaten Syria's heritage
By Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut

the destructive chaos of the civil war, Syria's archaeological heritageis disappearing piece by piece across its borders as smuggling of lootedantiquities accelerates.

Unesco has raised the alarm at the damage wrought to the world heritage sites, including the ancient Umayyad mosque and historic vaulted souk of Aleppo, much of which were burnt in fierce fighting between armed rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.


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