Syria: UNESCO Condemns Destruction of World Heritage Site
October 01, 2012
The Souk al-Madina, a vast historic covered market in Aleppo, has apparently been hit by a series of fires as rebels fight government troops for control of Syria's second city. "The market in Aleppo... is really the heart of the city and the heart of the life of the city since centuries," said Veronique Dauge, the head of UNESCO's Arab States Unit. "The whole, the entire city of Aleppo is inscribed on the World Heritage List. This includes the citadel and a few weeks ago already, UNESCO expressed its concern when shooting occurred at the entrance of the citadel of Aleppo. So this is once more I would say, according to the information we can gather for the other world heritage sites in Syria, it is increasing the threat posed to this heritage which represents the identity of the Syrian people."
From LinkAsia via CCTV News | May 17
From Associated Press | May 17