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Turkistan Islamic Party Sweeps the Archaeological site of Tell Qaraqur in Sahl al-Ghab


“Tell Qaraqur Lies South of Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib Province”

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Turkistan Islamic Party Sweeps the Archaeological site of Tell Qaraqur in Sahl al-Ghab

The “Turkistan Islamic Party” completed razing the archaeological site of Tell Qaraqur located south of Jisr al-Shughur and on the northern entrance of Sahl al-Ghab, local sources from inside Jisr al-Shughur said. The same sources told Syrians for Truth and justice/STJ that the sweeping process ended in Early September 2017, and according to the residents of the region, the aim of sweeping Tell Qaraqur is the search for treasures like gold, etc….

It is worth mentioning that many archaeological sites in Idlib were subjected to excavation and search process in order to obtain antiquities that date back to different eras, apart from the excavation of graves dating back to various periods searching for gold, especially in Christian villages like al-Yakubiyah and al-Qaniyah villages.

 

Several archaeological artefacts were discovered, during the excavations by the Syrian government, which date back to various historical stages, from the ancient Bronze Age dating back to 2200 BC to the Islamic Era, as well another archaeological artefacts date back to the fifth century BC, official government websites posted.

 

Satellite imagery illustrates the geographic location of Tell Qaraqur (July 4, 2004).

 

Satellite imagery illustrates the geographic location of Tell Qaraqur (Sep 15, 2007).

 

Satellite imagery illustrates the geographic location of Tell Qaraqur (June 18, 2010).

 

Satellite imagery illustrates the geographic location of Tell Qaraqur (Sep 2, 2012).

 

Satellite imagery illustrates the geographic location of Tell Qaraqur (April 15, 2014).

 

Satellite imagery illustrates the geographic location of Tell Qaraqur (May 12, 2016).

 

Image of the archaeological site (Tell Qaraqur) prior to the sweeping operations.

 Photo credit: Local activists

 

Image (1) shows the archaeological Tell Qaraqur following the sweeping process.

Photo Credit: Local activists

 

Image (2) shows the archaeological Tell Qaraqur following the sweeping process.

Photo Credit: Local activists

 

Image (3) shows the archaeological Tell Qaraqur following the sweeping process.

Photo Credit: Local activists

 

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