Aleppo war-scarred Citadel damaged in earthquake

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The ancient Citadel of Aleppo, scarred by Syria's 11-year conflict, suffered further damage in the earthquake that ravaged southern Turkiye and northern Syria, a local architect and the Syrian Antiquities Directorate said, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, a pile of rubble near the Citadel was all that was left of a structure identified by local architect, Mohammed Al-Rifaei, as the "sheep tower", which he said had stood there until the devastating early morning quake. "We had repeatedly asked for the restoration of the tower, but now it needs to be rebuilt from scratch," Rifaei said. Syria's Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums said parts of the Citadel had suffered minor to moderate damage. Parts of an Ottoman-era mill had collapsed, walls had cracked […] Source

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