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In pictures: Syria's ancient heritage in danger

© Bernard Gagnon (Wikipiedia)

Text by Leela JACINTO , Amara MAKHOUL

Latest update : 2013-04-17

Since March 2011, a bloody battle between regime and rebel forces in Syria has decimated the population and damaged some of its most magnificent heritage sites. Looters and combatants have remained deaf to international protests so far.

In the last two years, a great number of Syrian sites have been either destroyed or pillaged or both.

UNESCO and other NGOs have repeatedly warned against the threat that the war poses to those sites, six of which are on the World Heritage List like the Old city and Citadel of Aleppo or the Crac des Chevaliers, a famous Crusader-era castle near Homs.

FRANCE 24 takes a look at the extent of the damages.

Date created : 2013-04-17

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