Michael D. Danti, Cheikhmous Ali, Tate Paulette, Kathryn Franklin, Allison Cuneo, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, and Erin Van Gessel
Key points from this report:
- Reports emerged of ISIL militants allegedly planting explosive devices among the standing architecture of Palmyra.
- ISIL deliberately destroyed the Shia Shrine of Sheikh Mohammad ibn ‘Ali near Tadmor, Syria.
- ISIL deliberately destroyed the Tomb and shrine of Shagaf/Nizar Abu Behaeddine, located south of modern Tadmor.
- ISIL engaged in the destruction of modern graves in the cemeteries of Tadmor, Syria.
- Additional information documenting the damage to the Ma’arat al‐Numan Archaeological Museum in Syria caused by SARG forces.
- John Whittingdale, UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport, announced the UK will ratify the 1954 Hague Convention.
* 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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