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    Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City

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    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    • Aleppo in Ruins: Destroyed Monuments of Ravaged City
    © AFP 2017/ Louai Beshara
    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.

    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.

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