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Qala’at el-Mudiq – Apamea: report on the actual state of citadel and archaeological site

In 2012, the citadel is bombed during several days by tanks positioned in the archaeological area of the ancient site of Apamea. As soon as the official Syrian army took control of the citadel, it used bulldozers to trace a road on the flanks of the tell on top of which sits the citadel. Satellite images show this road which surrounds the citadel.
Apamea: Satellite images showing holes dug all over the site; other images taken by activists on the ground are showing a tower ransacked by looters. A third photo is showing a portion of the Great Colonnade of Apamea destroyed by bombing. According to our sources on the ground, 30 mosaics from this site were stolen. Attached to this post you will find a photo showing one of these mosaics.
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