Latakia - SANA
The Director of Lattakia Antiquities, Dr. Ibrahim Khair Bey, confirmed the continuation of the examination and evaluation of buildings and archaeological sites throughout the province, including mosques, churches and castles, and the preparation of a list of damages caused by the earthquake.
In a statement to SANA reporter, Khair Bey indicated that most of the damages ranged from minor to medium, such as cracks, fissures, and collapses in some locations, pointing to the great damage that befell the historic Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi Citadel, where dangerous cracks were monitored and recorded in a number of towers and walls, and a partial collapse in one of them. The towers on the western side, and some stones fell from the royal tower, in addition
This led to partial collapses of three towers in Al-Mahalaba Castle, and cracks in Al-Minqa Castle in Jableh.
As for the ancient mosques and churches, Khairbek mentioned that a number of them were damaged by the earthquake, as the upper part of the minaret of the ancient El-Mina Mosque collapsed, and cracks occurred in the domes and the vaults that support them. Damage also affected the ancient Latin Church, causing cracks and cracks in its towers, in addition to the collapse of a wall in the ancient Church of Tal Ras Al-Basit.
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