The gate of Aleppo historical citadel which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site suffered great material damage when terrorists detonated a tunnel near the citadel which is located in the midst of Aleppo city.




A field source in Aleppo said that in the framework of the continued series of crimes that target archeological sites, terrorists blew up a tunnel which they dug earlier in the western side of the citadel, causing material damage to the entrance.


After blowing the tunnel up, the terrorists tried to infiltrate towards a military post in the area surrounding the citadel but the army members at the military post killed and injured a number of them while the others fled, leaving their arms and ammunition behind.


Terrorists blew up a tunnel in Aleppo old city last July, destroying a part of the wall which is located between two towers in the north eastern side of the citadel.