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Historic souk burns in battle for Aleppo

September 2012


Fighting for control of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city, raged on Sunday after a fire in its historic covered market underscored how deepening civil war is tearing apart a country at the heart of the Middle East.

Other Syrian UN world heritage sites damaged during the conflict include the ancient “forgotten villages” in the north of the country and the Crac des Chevaliers crusader castle, according to a report published in May by the Global Heritage Fund, a California-based not-for-profit organisation.

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