Ongoing violations in Afrin | National Army factions excavate and destroy archaeological site in Maabatli district • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing violations in Afrin | National Army factions excavate and destroy archaeological site in Maabatli district

As Turkish-backed factions in Afrin continue their violations, destroying hills and archaeological sites in search of buried treasures and archaeological relics, and the destruction of Syria’s civilisational heritage, SOHR activists have reported that Turkish-backed factions have destroyed by machinery archaeological site of Bishirak which is near Premja village in Maabatli district in search of buried treasures and archaeological relics.

The site was previously bulldozed, affecting the archaeological layers. The area that has been bulldozed is estimated to be nearly 27500 square meters, in addition to the uprooting of dozens of olive trees surrounding the archaeological site.

On May 8, SOHR activists reported that “National Army” factions sabotaged and bulldozed “Be’r Jobana” site completely during the last month, using heavy machinery and bulldozers looking for buried treasure and antiques.

The archaeological site is located near Jobana village in Rajo district in Afrin countryside, where factions completely bulldozed the site, in addition to uprooting dozens of olive and oak trees.

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