Satellite images show 290 Syrian cultural sites have been damaged by civil war, UN agency says

December 23, 2014 8:30 AM

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BEIRUT – A U.N. agency says satellite imagery shows that at least 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria have been damaged by the country's civil war.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research says in its report released Tuesday that UNESCO World Heritage sites in Aleppo, Damascus, the ancient city of Palmyra and the Crusader castle known as Crac des Chevaliers have all sustained major damage.

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