- Posted September 3, 2012 by
The free Syrian Army (the Rebels) guarding the Museum of Ma’arat Alnuman’s
who is pillaging archaeological finds: about Ma’arat Alnuman’s museum and other things
pillaging the Palmyra archaeological find
s and using the museum of Ma’arat Alnuman as a military barrack (by the free Syrian Army) is the recent innovation of the Shabiha (the regime’s armed Militias). We are saying innovation because they are the terrorists who are destroying the whole land (Humans and stones) but still talking about pillaging the Syrian cultural property by the free Syrian army.
Their TV stations presented videos with gunmen, assuming that the Free Syrian Army is controlling the museum of Ma’arat Alnuman and using it as a military Barrack and putting Barricades, claiming that the rebels are inside the museum.
The report they made, steal shots from this video, which was published on YouTube and sky news Arabic. This video showed that there were military militias there but were defeated by the free Syrian army. See videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkLBiwDua-k
the free Syrian army is protecting the Syrian people as well as the Syrian cultural heritage, because it is a heritage for all Syrians and goes deep thousands of years in the human history.
The truth is that after freeing Ma’arat Alnuman the free Syrian army has clean the walls of the museum from the writings written by the Syrian army and their militia, who occupied the museum.
This video shows the liberation of the museum’s barricade (28.07.2012) and the state of the museum’s walls at the time when the Syrian army was inside the city.
These photos show the cleaning of the walls by ma’arat alnuman’s youths. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150992139098602.421176.563503601&type=3
The (shabiha)=(Assad regime gangsters ), used shots from a video show the revolution flag on the roof of the museum to give the impression that the rebels used the roof of the museum as a cover but the second film show exactly that the barricades are made from the shabiha and on the roof of the town hall where they were stationed.
See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H8AOMzxoM8&feature=related
The truth is that the museum was used as a barrack from al- shabiha, and return to its role as a cultural center under the control of the rebels. In the following video you see a colloquy between foreign journalists and leaders from the military council of the free Syrian army in Ma’arat, which took place in the museum. See videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cji1TBzfHIY
Another fabricated story from shabiha TV stations is the video, which shows as they claim members of the free Syrian army pillaging roan archaeological finds from a Syrian museum. See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yq1G9hUaPs
As they tell in this video that this happened under the cover of the revolution’s command council in Palmyra and the car was discovered by chance while it was on its way secretly to Homs, then to Aleppo and then to Turkey. But to know really who is pillaging the archaeological finds, it will be useful to watch the following photos and videos
And you will see that, they only take the videos made by the rebels and uploaded under another title.
It is very important to mention that those who are doing such reports are ignoring intentionally that most of the Syrian castles are used by the Syrian army as barracks, like Hama-castle, Krak del Chevaliers, Almadiq- Castle, and also the destruction of the Castle of Aleppo by the shelling.
They also forget intentionally that many museums, which should be save by the Syrian authorities are being pillaged be them. See the following links:
First: INTERPOL calls for vigilance on looting of ancient mosaics in Syria: http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News-media-releases/2012/N20120521
Second: video about shelling Almadiq- Castle in Hama: