Syria's artefacts face new threats | News | Al Jazeera

Syria's artefacts face new threats

Artefacts are being illegally excavated from sites damaged by shelling, and smuggled out of the country.

    Artefacts are being smuggled out of Syria from sites that have been damaged by shelling, including in the province of Daraa.

    The plundering is yet another challenge for heritage sites already under threat.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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