Thursday, July 18, 2013

Air strike badly damages World Heritage site Crusader fortress Krak des Chevaliers in Homs, Syria

Allahu Akbar Terrorist Cannibals forced Assad's airforce to bomb the Crusader fort Krak des Chevaliers where they were holing up and using it as a base. What a shame that this beautiful world heritage monument is now badly damaged.  It happened on July 12.  Assad's troops are in the process of cleaning Homs and according to reports most of the city is now in ruins.   Can you imagine what will happen to this site and to other historical ones once the raving jihadis take over ... if they do.

From GulfNews:
...The raids came after rebels  apparently using the Krak des Chevaliers as a base attacked an Alawite village called Qumayri, killing several people, Observatory director Rami Abdul Rahman said.

Fighting in and around the fortress has been reported throughout the conflict, which began with anti-government protests in March 2011 and evolved into an armed uprising after crackdowns on demonstrations.
The Krak des Chevaliers was built between 1142 and 1271, according to Unesco, and along with the adjoining Qalat Salah Al Deen fortress, is considered one of the best preserved Crusader castles in existence.

More videos here and   here.

It was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage Site list in 2006, and is one of six sites in Syria designated as such.
In 2013, Unesco decided to add all six of Syria’s World Heritage sites to its World Heritage in Danger list, reflecting concerns that serious damage was being inflicted on the areas as the country’s conflict continues.
The other sites include the Old Cities of Damascus and Aleppo and the ruins at ancient Palmyra......

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