Syrian heritage sites in danger
- Published: 20 Jun 2013 at 21.01
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Phnom Penh - Six ancient sites in Syria were listed as endangered by the World Heritage Committee on Thursday.
A Syrian rebel (rear) walks inside a burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo hours before the Syrian army retook control of the complex on Oct 14, 2010. Unesco on Thursday added six ancient sites in Syria, including a fortress of Saladin and a Crusader castle, to the endangered World Heritage list, warning that more than two years of civil war had inflicted heavy damage. (AFP file photo)
Committee member states meeting in Cambodia expressed "deep concern" about the danger that the war in Syria poses to the sites.
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