ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 117–118 (November 1, 2016 – November 15, 2016)

AUTHORS

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

Download Report 117–118

Key points from this report:
  • Newly published photographs show damage to several Christian sites in Bartella, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0035 UPDATE).
  • New video footage and photographs show destruction of multiple Christian sites in Karamlish, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0038).
  • Satellite imagery confirms ISIL militants demolished a section of the Clock Church in Mosul, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0039).
  • ISIL militant seized and occupy the Grand Mosque of Shirqat, Salah ad Din Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0040).
  • ISIL-affiliated Amaq News Agency released a video of recruitment taking place inside a mosque in Tel Afar, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0041).
  • New video footage and photographs from Batnaya show damage to two churches and the town cemetery (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0042).
  • New video footage and photographs show damage to several Christian sites in Bakhdida, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0043).
  • Local reports and new satellite imagery show damage to the site of Khorsabad due to militarization (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0044).
  • Satellite imagery shows earthmoving equipment leveled the Ziggurat and damaged the Ishtar Temple at the site of Nimrud, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0045).
  • The DGAM reports ongoing illegal excavation at Dura Europos, Deir ez-Zor Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0161).
  • A missile, allegedly fired by opposition forces, damaged a mosque in the city of Aleppo (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0162).
  • An alleged Russian airstrike damaged a mosque in Darat Izza, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0163).
  • A mortar shell damaged the Maronite Diocese Office in Damascus (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0164).
  • An alleged SARG airstrike damaged a mosque in Tarmala, Idlib Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0165).
  • Alleged SARG forces dropped barrel bombs on a mosque in Kafr Zaita, Hama Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0166).
  • An airstrike, allegedly conducted by SARG or SARG-allied forces, damaged a mosque in Khan al-Sheih, Rif Dimashq Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0167).
  • A Russian airstrike allegedly damaged a mosque in Mashmashan, Idlib Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0168).

* 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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