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Insurgents in Syria have damaged a world heritage site in the Old City of Aleppo.




Video Published on 29 Sep 2012 by Arabi Souri

The Old Souq in Aleppo listed by UNESCO as a protected heritage site which stood throughout the centuries was burnt down by Turkey’s Prime Minister Erodgan thugs known as the FSA.

One more reason why Syrians are fighting these AlQaeda affiliated terrorists.


Old City of Aleppo: old market


Insurgents damage Syria heritage site

Insurgents in Syria have damaged a world heritage site in the northwestern city of Aleppo amid ongoing clashes with the Syrian army.

Reports say a massive fire has destroyed hundreds of shops in a medieval market place in the Old City of Aleppo, which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

The fire started late Friday amid heavy fighting in the area.

The historic site, once a major tourist attraction, became the scene of near-daily clashes after the foreign-sponsored insurgents moved to the market two months ago.

Some of the country’s most significant sites, including centuries-old fortresses, have fallen victim to the months-long unrest in Syria.

Meanwhile, fighting continues in many parts of Aleppo, about 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus. Syrian troops have inflicted heavy losses on the insurgents.

The Syrian army says operations are being carried out to clear the city and its outskirts of armed groups. Syrian forces cleared the whole al-Amiriyeh district of terrorists on Saturday.

The government forces have also taken control of most of the streets in the Tal al-Zarazir district of Aleppo.

Scores of armed men were killed when Syrian soldiers engaged the insurgents in Aleppo’s neighborhoods of Masakin Hanano, Lutfi, Khan al-Asal and Firdous on the same day.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011.

The anti-Syria Western regimes have been calling for President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

The United States recently announced that it would allocate an additional $45 million to the insurgents fighting against the Syrian government.

Damascus says the chaos in Syria is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.

DB/HSN – PressTV – 30/09/2012


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