Satellite imagery reveal destruction of ancient Afrin temple after Turkish airstrikes
New satellite images showing the extent of the damage done to the ancient ‘Ayn Dara temple in the Afrin region were released on Monday; these photos were released just two weeks after this historical site was bombed by the Turkish Armed Forces.
As seen in the photos below, the ‘Ayn Dara temple was previously intact before Operation Olive Branch; however, since this Turkish offensive, the historical site has been reduced to rubble.
This Neo-Hittite temple was built by the Arameans in the first millennium B.C.E; it was one of Syria’s top historical attractions in the Afrin region before it was recently bombed by the Turkish forces.
The ‘Ayn Dara temple joins several other historical sites in Syria that have been ravaged by this brutal war.