Occupation forces continue to loot antiquities in Afrin
Since March 18, 2018, more than 60 archaeological sites have been destroyed and looted in the occupied canton of Afrin.
Mercenaries of the so-called "Syrian Front" affiliated to the Turkish occupation army carried out excavations and searches for antiquities with heavy vehicles in the village of Ferghan of Shara district in occupied Afrin, reported the Rojava-based Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
The source cited by ANHA documented with pictures the excavation and search for antiquities in the village of Ferghan of Shera district in the occupied canton of Afrin by mercenaries of the so-called "Syrian Front" led by the mercenary Abu Jandal.
According to the source, the process of searching and digging through heavy machinery is still going on in the village. Sources from occupied Afrin said that "archaeologists, accompanied by officials and elements of the Turkish occupation army, went to the vicinity of Meydanke Lake, and began the process of searching and excavating for antiquities."
Since March 18, 2018, more than 60 archaeological sites have been destroyed and looted in the occupied canton.
The most prominent archaeological sites that were destroyed were the archaeological site of Ain Dara in the Sherawa district, as well as the site of Nabi Hori, whose remains were smuggled by the Turkish occupation state and turned into a mosque, in which the flags of the occupying Turkish state were hung.
International law classifies infringements on the cultural heritage of a people as a war crime, but international organizations and forces continue their silence regarding Turkish crimes, and this is what the people of North and East Syria consider a partnership in the genocide.