SANA: Turkish occupation mercenaries continue to excavate, steal antiquities in Afrin, Aleppo countryside

The terrorist mercenaries of Turkish occupation continued their systematized criminal acts against the Syrian heritage, as they intensified excavation process for antiquities under immediate supervision by Turkish intelligence in the archaeological Tel Dodari in the occupied Afrin area, north of Aleppo.

“Terrorists backed by the Turkish occupation forces intensified excavation in the archaeological hill of Dodari in Afrin region in search of antiquities and finds using modern equipment,” civil sources told SANA.

The sources added that Turkish occupation forces seek to control antiquities that preserve the history of the region and its Syrian identity, and direct its mercenaries to search for antiquities to sell them to Turkish antiquities dealers, who in turn sell them to antiquities dealers in various countries of the world.

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