Krak des Chevaliers, Hosn, Syria
As if tens of thousands Syrians, civilians and armed forces mostly and thousands of misguided Wahhabi Sex Jihadists, are not enough, Syria's heritage is badly damaged.
A report by the BBC quoting historian Dan Snow confirms 'the devastation of Syrian monuments is something supposed to concern all of humanity'.
$2 billion were the estimated value of the monuments smuggled outside Syria in the 2 years terror campaign against the country, in addition to vast irreparable devastation to some of the world's most valuable historical sites.
Emma Cunliffe, Global Heritage Preservation Fellow and PhD researcher at Durham University, author of Damage to the Soul: Syria's Cultural Heritage in Conflict says all have been affected. Parts of Aleppo, she thinks, are irreparably damaged.
UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Ibrahimi in his September 2012 report stated: 'Mosques, churches and prominent historical bazares in Homs have turned into rubble including Church of Umm Zinnar the first church in the world.'
Ms. Cunliffe, and other experts I've talked to, have all said that the Syrian government's Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums is doing a heroic job, but the scale of the catastrophe is swamping its meager resources.
Syrian minister of culture Mrs Lubana Mashouh said recently that the Syrian museums contents are placed in secured locations, relaying her worries of illegal secret excavations and assaults on some of the historical sites in the country.
The destruction of Buddhas of Bamiyan statues in the year 2001 by the Wahhabi Taliban just proves that this worldwide movement is just an anit-heritage fanatic evil movement used by NATO to justify invasion of countries NATO itself infest these countries with this epidemic under its different names: Al Qaeda, Nusra, FSA, Freedom Fighters, Rebels.. etc.
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