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Syria World Heritage site damaged in fighting

The city of Bosra.
The city of Bosra. Image by peuplier / CC BY 2.0

The ancient stonework and Roman mosaics of Bosra have been severely damaged, as shown in a video released by Apsa, the Association for the Protection of Syrian Archaeology. Bosra is home to a 2nd century amphitheatre and 8th-century Al-Omari Mosque and was once a popular tourist destination. It appears to have been the site of gun battles and aerial bombardment, leaving debris across the site. Read more: telegraph.co.uk