ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 59–60 (September 16, 2015 – September 29, 2015)


Michael D. Danti, Allison Cuneo, Susan Penacho, Marina Gabriel, Kyra Kaercher, Katherine Burge, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, Emily Ham, and John O’Neill

Download Report 59–60

Key points from this report:

  • A barrel bomb was detonated at the citadel of Bosra (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 15-0133).
  • Airstrikes against ISIL military targets in the Tadmor area damaged the Citadel of Palmyra (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 15-0134).
  • Satellite imagery shows ongoing looting at the site of Tell Bi’aa (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 15-0131), damage around the city of Raqqa (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 15-0132), and development within the walls of Nineveh in Mosul (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 15-0095).
  • The Ayyubid Citadel at the Anicet City of Bosra was damaged by a barrel bomb (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 15-0133).
  • SARG airstrikes may have damaged the Citadel of Palmyra (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 15-0134).

* 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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