ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 115–116 (October 16, 2016 – October 31, 2016)

AUTHORS

Michael D. Danti, Allison Cuneo, Susan Penacho, Marina Gabriel, Kyra Kaercher, Jamie O’Connell

Download Report 115–116

Key points from this report:
  • ISIL-affiliated Amaq News Agency claimed that an Iraqi government airstrike allegedly damaged a mosque in Hawija, Kirkuk Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0034).
  • New video footage and photographs show damage to three churches, a cultural center, and a cemetery in Bartella, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0035).
  • An airstrike allegedly damaged a mosque in Daquq, Kirkuk Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0036).
  • ISIL-affiliated Amaq News Agency claimed that an alleged US-led coalition airstrike destroyed a mosque in Hammam al-Aleel, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0037).
  • An alleged SARG airstrike damaged a mosque in al-Sabha, Deir Ez Zor Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0157).
  • Alleged SARG and Russian airstrikes damaged four mosques in Idlib Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0158).
  • An alleged Russian airstrike damaged a mosque in Qebtan, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0159).
  • The DGAM reported ongoing looting, vandalism, and theft of building materials from archaeological sites throughout Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0160).
  • An alleged SARG airstrike damaged a musalla in Douma, Rif Dimashq Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0169).

* This report is based on research conducted by the “Syria Preservation Initiative: Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria." Weekly reports reflect reporting from a variety of sources and may contain unverified material. As such, they should be treated as preliminary and subject to change.

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