Archaeological looting | Turkish-backed National Army militiamen excavate archaeological hill in Sharan district in Afrin countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Archaeological looting | Turkish-backed National Army militiamen excavate archaeological hill in Sharan district in Afrin countryside

As Turkish-backed factions in Afrin continue their violations by destroying archaeological sites and hills in search of buried treasures and archaeological relics, and the destruction of Syria’s civilisational and historical heritage, SOHR activists have reported that Turkish-backed factions have been destroyed by machinery the archaeological hill of A’h-Dam, located near Sa’rangikah in Sharan district of Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo

The archaeological hill, like the rest of the archaeological hills, was systematically vandalized and completely destroyed by “National Army” factions in search of buried treasures and archaeological relics and artifacts.

 

It is worth noting that this hill is not registered in the restrictions of the Syrian Directorate of Antiquities and nearly 3500 square metres of the hill were destroyed by National Army militiamen.

Furthermore, National Army militiamen uprooted dozens of olive trees in the vicinity of the archaeological hill.

On July 9, SOHR activists reported that Turkish-backed factions were destroyed by machinery Hamo archaeological hill in Tel Hamo village in Jendires district.

The archaeological hill, like the rest of the archaeological hills, was systematically vandalized and completely destroyed by “National Army” factions in search of buried treasures and archaeological relics and artifacts.

It is worth noting that Hamo archaeological hill is registered in the restrictions of the Syrian Antiquities Directorate based on Article no. 244, in 1981.