After leveling Kashour hill | Turkish-backed factions continue damaging  the archaeological hill of “Qibar” • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After leveling Kashour hill | Turkish-backed factions continue damaging  the archaeological hill of “Qibar”

Aleppo province: SOHR sources have reported that factions of the Turkish-backed “National Army” continue damaging the archaeological hill of “Qibar” in Afrin countryside, five kilometres away from Afrin city, using heavy diggers and earth-moving machineries. It is worth noting that the factions of the National Army started excavation work in that hillin 2018, where they gradually removed the hill until they leveled it in 2019 with the aim to loot artifacts and antiquities. It is worth noting that the excavation work took place in full view of the Turkish forces.

 

SOHR sources had reported that Turkish-backed factions continued excavating the archaeological hill of “Kashour” on the Syria-Turkey border, in full view of Turkish forces. The faction used heavy diggers and earth-moving machineries for digging and excavating the archaeological hill, searching for antiquities and artifacts.

 

Since the beginning of “Olive Branch” operation in 2018 when Turkish forces and their proxy factions stormed Afrin canton, the archaeological hill of “Kashour” had been excavated by the Turkish-backed factions on many occasions.

 

In 2019, most of the hill was excavated and damaged, while in early 2021, a large-scale campaign of digging and excavation work was unleashed, which led to the disappearance of the hill.

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