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  • The nearly six-year civil war in Syria has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced

  • millions of people. But in addition to the loss of human lives-- UNESCO says all six

  • of the country's World Heritage sites have been badly damaged or destroyed by the conflict.

  • According to an Associated Press report... some sites have been damaged by fighting and

  • shelling,... while others have been intentionally blown up or pillaged.

  • The report said Aleppo in the north, the ancient town of Bosra in the south, and the Palmyra

  • archaeological site -- are all damaged or destroyed.

  • Another damaged site, it says: the Crac des Chevaliers -- one of the most important preserved

  • medieval castles in the world.

  • There may be some hope for some of these sites Bruce... as UNESCO plans to launch a new task force?

The nearly six-year civil war in Syria has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced

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B1 INT US damaged unesco destroyed report site aleppo

Five years on, all six of Syria's UNESCO sites destroyed: report

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    Hao   posted on 2016/03/17
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