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Vandalism Caused by Terrorists to Syrian Artifacts a Big Loss to Entire World: Czech Journalist

PRAGUE, (ST)- Head of the International Department at the Czech Prima TV (Patrik Kaezer) Has stressed that during his recent visit to Syria he felt the Syrian people's determination to reconstruct their country after entirely being rid of terrorism.

In a statement broadcast by the channel, Kaezer spoke about what he saw in Syria during his recent visit to Syria. He said the vandalism caused by Daesh terror organization to some Syrian artifacts, particularly in the historical city of Palmyra, has been a big loss not only for Syria but also for the entire world.

Authorities Find Stolen Archeological Artifacts in Abandoned Terrorist Hideout North of Homs

HOMS– The authorities found a number of stolen archeological artifacts in an abandoned terrorist hideout in the northern countryside of Homs, SANA reported.

Syrian Government, UNDP Discuss Cooperation to Protect Syrian Heritage

Damascus, -Representative at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Akiko Suzaki said that protecting and saving the Syrian heritage is an international responsibility which the UNDP considers a key objective for the program in cooperation with the Syrian government.

Suzaki made her remarks during a seminar held at the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Damascus on Thursday, according to SANA.

Suzaki considered that the protection of the Syrian heritage is the responsibility of the world as it is the heritage of all humanity.

Restoration Works of Palmyra’s Ancient Artifacts Continue

DAMASCUS – General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums continue restoration works of terror-affected Palmyra artifacts which had been transported from Palmyra to the National Museum in Damascus after being smashed, defaced and beheaded by the armed terrorist groups, SANA reported.

Director General of Antiquities and Museums, Mahmoud Hamoud, told SANA that the restoration process is based on the state-of-the-art methods and techniques that are internationally applicable as well as documents, photographs and drawings available in the directorate.

Artifacts, Stolen by Terrorists from a Temple in Jobar, Appear in Turkey and "Israel"

WASHINGTON, (ST)- A report by the American "Associated Press" News Agency revealed that precious artifacts, including manuscripts from the Tourah, that were previously stolen from one of the most ancient Jewish temples in Jobar neighborhood in Damascus when this area was under the control of the terrorist organizations, appeared in Turkey and "Israel".

Terrorist groups in Syria intended to steal antiquities and smuggle them within the framework of their plans to undermine the cultural heritage of Syria. The stolen antiquities used to be smuggled from Syria through Turkish mediators.

Looting and stealing antiquities has been among the terrorists' most important sources of financing.