The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Systematically | Turkish-backed factions destroy archaeological history in Afrin

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that Turkish-backed factions have been destroying the remainder of Basota archaeological hill.

The hill is located in the north western section of Basota new town ten kilometers southern of Afrin city. It was registered under the Syrian Antiquities Directorate according to the resolution A/244 in 1981, where the hill was subjected to drilling and bulldozing with heavy machinery and a road for the ascent and descent of machines was opened in the south western side, accordingly most of the “Acropolis” space was destroyed.

It is worth noting that the Turkish-backed factions in Afrin are still violating the archaeological culture of the Syrian people in “Olive Branch” area systematically, for financial benefit.

On February 28, reliable sources informed SOHR that the Turkish-backed factions bulldozed with heavy machinery and bulldozers the archaeological Burj Abd Al-Wu hill, in search of relics and buried treasures.
The hill is located near Burj Abdul-Wu village, south of Afrin. It is one of the archaeological hills registered under the Ministry of Culture and the Syrian Antiquities Directorate in the resolution of (244/A) in 1981.