Al-Qaeda Germ Rebel Terrorists ruin shops in Aleppo, Syria
Syria militants ruin shops in Aleppo
A Syrian man moves his belongings from his damaged shop in the Old City of Aleppo, November 12, 2012.
Wed Dec 5, 2012 6:12AM
Images taken in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo show shop owners selling goods out on the streets due to the destruction of their stores by the militants fighting the country’s government.
The militants, mostly foreign nationals, damage and loot the shops. Reports say they also rob wheat and sell it in Turkey.
Moreover, bread and fuel have become extremely expensive in Aleppo over the past few months as the fighting has damaged the city’s economy.
On September 29, a massive fire destroyed hundreds of shops in a medieval marketplace in the Old City of Aleppo, which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The fire started during heavy fighting between the militants and the Syrian troops.
The Old City of Aleppo was placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986 in recognition of its “rare and authentic Arab architectural styles.”
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.
The Syrian government says certain Western states, especially the United States, and their regional allies are fueling the turmoil.
Damascus says a very large number of the militants operating in Syria are foreign nationals.