ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 95–96 (May 25, 2016 – June 7, 2016)

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AUTHORS

Michael D. Danti, Allison Cuneo, Susan Penacho, Amr Al-Azm, Bijan Rouhani, Marina Gabriel, Kyra Kaercher, Jamie O’Connell, Anthony Lauricella

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Key points from this report:
  • DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and new photographs demonstrate the continued expansion of the Russian military base within the Northern Necropolis at Palmyra, Homs Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0065 UPDATE).
  • New video footage reveals extensive damage to al-Kabir Mosque in Daraya, Rif Dimashq Governorate. Alleged SARG shelling damaged al-Huda Mosque in Khan al-Sheih, Rif Dimashq Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0072).
  • A car bombing and alleged SARG airstrikes damaged six mosques in the city of Idlib, Idlib Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0073).
  • Alleged SARG airstrikes damaged four mosques in Sukhna, Homs Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0074).
  • Ongoing alleged SARG and Russian airstrikes damaged Amer Abu Obaida Ibn al-Jarah Mosque and Hamza bin Abd al-Muttaleb Mosque in Anadan, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0075).
  • Alleged SARG airstrikes damaged Saad bin Mouath Mosque in Ma’arat al-Numan, Idlib Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0076).
  • Alleged US-led coalition airstrikes caused undetermined damage to al-Halisat Mosque in Raqqa, Raqqa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0077).
  • Alleged SARG airstrikes caused extensive damage to al-Kabir Mosque in Ma’arat Misreen, Idlib Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0078).
  • Alleged SARG airstrikes severely damaged Abu Bakr al-Sedeiq Mosque in Theiban, Deir ez-Zor Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0079).
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes damaged al-Farouq Mosque in Daret Izzah, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0080).
  • Alleged SARG airstrikes damaged Hamza bin Abd al-Muttaleb Mosque in Hayan, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0081).
  • An alleged SARG barrel bombing damaged Abu Bakr al-Sedeiq Mosque in Hreitan, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0082).
  • Alleged SARG and Russian airstrikes damaged Jaafar bin Abi Taleb Mosque and Sahib bin Sinan al-Roumi Mosque in Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0083).
  • Alleged Opposition shelling damaged the Armenian Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Joy Armenian School in Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report SHI 16-0084).
  • DigitalGlobe satellite imagery confirms reported damage to al-Farouq Mosque in Kubaysa, Anbar Governorate by suspected US-led coalition airstrikes in March 2016 (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0008 UPDATE).
  • New video footage released by ISIL shows destruction and damage to the Adad, Mashki, and Nergal Gates at Nineveh, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0010 UPDATE).
  • The Shia Popular Mobilization Front allegedly destroyed al-Kabir Mosque and Ibrahim al-Hassoun Mosque in Karmah, Anbar Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0015).
  • Probable US-led coalition airstrikes damaged al-Mudallal Mosque in Fallujah, Anbar Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0016).
  • New video footage released by ISIL shows the destruction of part of the Temple of Nabu at Nimrud, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0017).

* 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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