The Ain Dara temple, the most ancient temple in Syria, was badly damaged by Turkish Air Force’s air strike, DELFI reports on January 29.
As a result of the air strike, up to 60% of constructions on the temple’s territory have been destroyed. Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) of Syria denounced the air strike in a statement, calling actions of the Turkish military barbaric. The Department stressed that what had happened reflects Ankara’s hatred towards Syrian identity.
During the years-long civil war in Syria, many of its ancient monuments have been damaged or destroyed. Many of them have been destroyed by ISIL (organization banned on Russia), for example, the museum complex in Palmyra, which is included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency