Turkish-backed mercenaries excavate and destroy archaeological site in Afrin
Turkish-backed factions have destroyed by machinery the archaeological site of Bishirak located near the village of Premja in Afrin’s Mabeta district.
As Turkish-backed factions in Afrin continue their violations, destroying hills and archaeological sites in search of buried treasures and archaeological relics, and destroying Syria’s civilisational heritage, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Turkish-backed factions have destroyed by machinery the archaeological site of Bishirak near the Premja village in Afrin’s Mabeta district.
The site was previously bulldozed, affecting the archaeological layers. The area that has been bulldozed is estimated to be nearly 27500 square meters, in addition to the uprooting of dozens of olive trees surrounding the archaeological site.
On May 8, SOHR reported that “National Army” factions sabotaged and bulldozed the “Be’r Jobana” site completely during the last month, using heavy machinery and bulldozers looking for buried treasure and antiques.
The archaeological site is located near Jobana village in Rajo district in the Afrin countryside, where factions completely bulldozed the site, in addition to uprooting dozens of olive and oak trees.