The sources in the newly-feed regions in Dara’a regretted that the terrorists damaged historical sites in Tal al-Asha’ari region West of the town of Tafas overlooking Wadi al-Yarmouk and plundered valuable artifacts.
In the meantime, local sources in Houran region in Dara’a disclosed that terrorists along with a number of foreign nationals carried out vast excavation works in the region and unearthed artifacts that date back to the third millennium BC in Tal al-Asha’ari to apparently sell them in neighboring countries.
Head of Historical Artifact Organization in Dara’a Mohammad Nasrullah pointed to severe damage on the sites in Tal al-Asha’ari, and said that the terrorists used explosives and heavy machinery to carry out excavation to unearth the artifacts.
In a relevant development but in Northwestern Syria last week, Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) did excavations at the ancient Girls Palace North of the village of al-Dana, plundering its valuable artifacts.
The sources pointed to the vast destruction of the palace, adding that Tahrir al-Sham smuggled the stolen artifacts to Turkey to sell them there.