Michael D. Danti, Matt Trevithick, Tate Paulette, Allison Cuneo, Kathryn Franklin, and David Elitzer
Key points from this report:
- ISIL continued its accelerated campaign of performative deliberate destructions of religious heritage places in northern Iraq and northern and eastern Syria. (pp. 19–24, 44–58)
- The results of the first ASOR CHI/SREO rapid survey on antiquities looting, sales, and trafficking are now available. The survey confirms previous claims of ubiquitous looting in the Raqqa area facilitated by ISIL. (pp. 9–13)
- There have been two credible but unverified reports of tunnel bomb detonations in March in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient City of Aleppo. (p. 41)
* 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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