The aleppo citadel, World Heritage of the Unesco, it has remained damaged behind the earthquake Monday of 7.7 degrees with an epicenter in Turkeywhen part of the mill, defense walls of the northeastern part of the great medieval palace and most of the dome of a mosque fell, official sources reported.
“In Aleppo, the citadel has been exposed to light and medium damageamong them the collapse of part of the mill, cracks and collapse of parts of the north-eastern defense walls”, indicated the official Syrian news agency, FURYaccording to the preliminary balance of damages.
He added that “large parts of the dome of the Ayyubid mosque’s minaret have collapsed” and the entrances to the citadel, located in the old city of Aleppo, have been left. “affected”.
Technicians from the Aleppo Antiquities Directorate are currently inspecting the damaged ancient city to assess the damage, according to FURY.
Unesco is “particularly concerned” about the situation of the old city of Aleppowhere buildings of the fortress complex of diyarbakirwhich is also part of its World Heritage List.
In a statement published this Tuesday by UNESCO, its director general, Audrey Azoulay, first of all showed his support for Syria and Turkey and sent his condolences “to the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives.” The official, who also wanted to remember the injured and those affected by the earthquake, assured that her organization “will provide assistance within the framework of her mandate.”
On the other hand, in the monumental city of palmyrain the province of Homs, there has also been damage from the earthquake.
In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the minaret of a large mosque has completely collapsed, according to SANA.
The official agency indicated that historical buildings and private houses in Aleppo, Hama province and Tartus were also left. affected by tremor.
(With information from EFE)
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