Michael D. Danti, Cheikhmous Ali, Tate Paulette, Kathryn Franklin, Allison Cuneo, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, and David Elitzer
Key points from this report:
- Multiple tunnel bombs and barrel bombs were detonated in the Jdeidah quarter of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient City of Aleppo. (pp. 28–29)
- New data emerged on the looting of the Tell Sabi Abyad storehouses in Syria. (pp. 34–36)
- Evidence of purported ISIL-issued licenses to loot archaeological sites was released.
- The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act of 2015 (H.R. 1493).
- The DGAM and other Syrian heritage groups released reports on heritage damage (especially looting) in the south of Syria. (pp. 10–18)
* 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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