Sunday, September 30, 2012

World Heritage Site In Aleppo Destroyed

In Syria Fighting, Aleppo World Heritage Site Burns -- Bloomberg Businessweek

Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fought with rebels in the commercial hub of Aleppo in a deadly battle that set fire to an ancient marketplace that was once a tourist attraction.

Fighting in the country’s largest city continued for the third day in what insurgents said would be a “decisive battle” to control Aleppo. Rebels captured four neighborhoods, Al Jazeera reported, citing an interview with a local activist. Syrian government troops killed 126 people yesterday across the country, including 64 in or around the capital Damascus, the opposition Local Coordination Committees said in an e-mailed statement.

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More news On The Destruction Of Aleppo's Old Quarter

Historic souk burns in battle for Aleppo -- Financial Times
Ancient market burns as fighting rages in Syria's Aleppo -- Reuters
Aleppo Souq yet another victim of civil war -- Gulf News/AP
Syrian army, rebels fight for control of Aleppo; marketplace burns -- CNN
In Syria’s Largest City, Fire Ravages Ancient Market -- New York Times
Syrian conflict: Your pictures of Aleppo's souk
-- BBC

My Comment: This will be Assad's legacy centuries from now.

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