The Syrian war was not only a military, geographical and economic campaign but also a ‘cultural’ war ‘systematically targeting’ Syrian sites and heritage, according to the wife of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, Asma al-Assad, who was speaking in Tekkiye Mosque complex in Damascus on Saturday.

Al-Assad made the comments on the side-lines of ‘Shadows’, an event held to celebrate the inclusion of shadow play as the first Syrian element in the List of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage.

“It’s a war against identity, belonging and roots but also on cultural heritage. It’s clear that it is a systematic targeting of heritage and the destruction of sites during these eight years of war,” said the Syrian First Lady.

A show acted out with handmade puppets behind a thin translucent screen, shadow play was ascribed in late 2018 by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as in need of urgent safeguarding.

 

 

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Sweet Robert
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Don’t speak Arabic but agree with article. Syrian culture was targeted by rebels/alqadea/Kurds/isis. From theft of historical artifacts, destruction of cultural sites, ethnic cleansing, and etc these losers revealed their true colors. Be it ethnic cleansing of people from their historical lands as Kurds doing, or ISIS destroying Palmyra, or rebels/Al Qaeda destroying graves looking for treasures and destroying Christian churches and heritage. Evil the entire lot… No excuses for this behavior. Reprobates.

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Christians don’t belong in Syria

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This is the jew modus operandi, they’re attacking society culture and even ethnic identity everywhere
Global Zionism – The enemy of the human race

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Nothing new with caliphates : in 642AD, caliph Omar ibn al-Khattâb ordered the destruction of the greatest library on Earth, the Alexandria one, he also ordered the razing of the Byzantine church on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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You just need to look how Ottomans desecrated Hagia-Sophia in Constantinople or how Turks looted and desecrated the 3,000 years of historical heritage in Northern-Cyprus…

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“Political” Islam has ALWAYS behaved this way.

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Are they afraid that people will find that the Jews of God are in h**l?

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Saturn is Cronus and Satan. He’s locked in h**l. King David was the first Satanic man who killed husband and married wife.ISISrael star is a satanic star.

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Matija Tomac

“Today most scholars have discredited the story of the destruction of the Library by the Muslims.” Lying as usual.

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So Canaan? Are they afraid that people will find out the truth that yahweh is really the devil?

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Of course, the USA-Israel-NATO idea were that their terrorists destroy Syria under the excuse of “regimen change,” “democracy,” or “barbarian dictator.” The opposition were just a bunch of fools people who were cached to help them to destroy their own country.

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Assad dug a woman at a cemetery.

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A zombie skeleton in a woman’s dress. Have they been dug up at the cemetery?

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Mathieu S.L

What a sick POS… She’s fighting cancer. I’d like to see how you’ll look when you get yours.

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It’s not good. It’s always worse. This will not work out well.