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Sep 19, 2014    

Washington In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now exhibit significant damage and some structures have been reduced to rubble, reveals new high-resolution satellite image analysis.The damaged Syria's World Heritage sites are the Ancient City of Bosra, the Ancient Site of Palmyra, the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, and two castles - Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din.Only one of Syria's six World Heritage sites - the Ancient City of Damascus - appears to remain undamaged in satellite imagery since the onset of civil war in 2011, claimed Susan Wolfinbarger, director...

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