Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City

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On January 16-19, a delegation of UNESCO experts visited Aleppo after it was freed from militants to assess the damage caused by Daesh to the monuments of architecture.

About 60% of the Old City of Aleppo is heavily damaged; another 30% is completely destroyed, according to preliminary results of the UNESCO delegation. Take a look at the consequences of the fighting in Aleppo in Sputnik's photo gallery.

© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA general view taken on January 22, 2017, shows the Aleppo Citadel (background-R) and the President Mosque (L) a month after Syrian government forces retook the northern city from rebel fighters. Mosques, churches, bazaars, markets, museums and other historic buildings were destroyed in the fighting.
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A general view taken on January 22, 2017, shows the Aleppo Citadel (background-R) and the President Mosque (L) a month after Syrian government forces retook the northern city from rebel fighters. Mosques, churches, bazaars, markets, museums and other historic buildings were destroyed in the fighting.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaSyrians walk next to rubble at the ancient Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017. The heavily damaged Great Mosque of Aleppo, the largest and one of the oldest mosques in the city, built in the eighth century, is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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Syrians walk next to rubble at the ancient Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017. The heavily damaged Great Mosque of Aleppo, the largest and one of the oldest mosques in the city, built in the eighth century, is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaSyrians perform in front of a large poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad outside the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017.
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Syrians perform in front of a large poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad outside the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA general view taken on January 22, 2017, shows destroyed buildings in the old city of Aleppo.
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A general view taken on January 22, 2017, shows destroyed buildings in the old city of Aleppo.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA Syrian boy cycles down a damaged street in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017, a month after government forces retook the city from rebel fighters.
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A Syrian boy cycles down a damaged street in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017, a month after government forces retook the city from rebel fighters.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA Syrian man walks in a damaged building in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017.
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A Syrian man walks in a damaged building in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA Syrian man dressed in military fatigues sits near the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017. The heavily damaged Citadel of Aleppo is located in the historic center of the city. The fortified palace was built in the tenth century and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
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A Syrian man dressed in military fatigues sits near the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017. The heavily damaged Citadel of Aleppo is located in the historic center of the city. The fortified palace was built in the tenth century and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaSyrians take a selfie as they visit the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017, a month after Syrian government forces retook the northern city from rebel fighters.
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Syrians take a selfie as they visit the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017, a month after Syrian government forces retook the northern city from rebel fighters.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA general view taken on January 22, 2017 shows damaged arches in the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo.
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A general view taken on January 22, 2017 shows damaged arches in the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaSyrian children walk down a damaged street in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017.
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Syrian children walk down a damaged street in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaSyrians visit the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017.
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Syrians visit the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Louai BesharaA general view taken on January 22, 2017, shows destroyed buildings in the old city of Aleppo a month after government forces retook the city from rebel fighters.
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A general view taken on January 22, 2017, shows destroyed buildings in the old city of Aleppo a month after government forces retook the city from rebel fighters.
© AFP 2022 / Louai Beshara Syrian children walk down a damaged covered street in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017.
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Syrian children walk down a damaged covered street in the old city of Aleppo on January 22, 2017.
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