|Aleppo old city Bombing is a Crime against the History and the historical City Fade Away|
|05/08/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1685|
Aleppo is one of world's oldest continually inhabited is at risk, human life and their cultural heritage that forms the identity of the Syrian people suffered from a hard experience during the ongoing crises in Syria. The old city, which is listed on the World heritage Sites is the most destruction since the beginning of the hard events.
Lately the social Media presented videos of extreme groups have detonated bombs in tunnels under old Aleppo and threaten to blow up the citadel.
The first huge blast hit Carlton hotel, next to the city's ancient citadel. The second one destroyed al-Qalam building. During the last week media and activists reported that three bombs hit historic parts of the city near the police building (Grand Seray), al-Khasrafia mosque and al-Sultan mosque, some of them were placed in tunnels running under the police building. It said the police building was completely destroyed in the blast along with severe damage to Khan al-Shouna around the citadel plaza, followed by attacking Yalbouga Hammam by the extreme groups.
During yesterday's meeting in Damascus with the Director of Aleppo Antiquities, he said that a great damages hit the citadel's surroundings resulted to the exploded bombs in tunnels under the historical city. The DGAM team were not able to assess the damage till now due to the ongoing clashes in the old city.
What happened in Old Aleppo is a crime against humanity and history, the old city with its monuments belong to all the peoples of the world. This targeting has resulted in great loss in the components of Syria's archaeological heritage, which can be added to a long list of painful losses that cannot be replaced.
DGAM calls upon all Syrians to intervene in order to protect their cultural heritage, and we repeat our requests to the concerned international organizations to support us in retaining Aleppo's artifacts (Architectural elements or else..) trafficking outside the country, and to ask the neighborhood countries to close their border against the smuggling of the Syrian artifacts.
Hoping to save what remains of the historical landmarks in the old city of Aleppo.
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