It met on Thursday, 15 December 2016, in Aleppo, the committee formed by decree of the President of the Republic for the rehabilitation of the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo upon the request of the Governor of Aleppo, representing DGAM of the Committee Director of Antiquities and Museums of Aleppo Eng. Khalid Masri.
The trucks of the city council according to the instructions of the governor and under the supervision of the joint work of the DGAM of Aleppo and the old city team works to open roads to provide vehicular access to the Umayyad Mosque and Aleppo Citadel and remove of debris (the components which are not archaeological elements) through axis:
- Al-khandak area - Bab al-Nasr - Aouja Kayali - sabee Bahrat - the Umayyad Mosque.
- Sabee Bahrat square- Alsejn Street - the old building of passports - street around the citadel toward the main door of the citadel.