August 4, 2017 15:13 IST

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

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A view shows the damage in the Old City of Aleppo as seen from the city's ancient citadel, Syria January 31, 2017. Picture taken January 31, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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A man walks past damaged houses in the old city of Aleppo, Syria July 13, 2017. Whole districts of less celebrated alleyways and traditional houses that gave the Old City its character are also now rubble. Credit: Reuters
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Residents walk near damaged buildings in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria May 5, 2016. Aleppo's Old City, shelled, burned and shot up during years of fighting in Syria's civil war, can be rebuilt, the local representative of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO said. Credit: Reuters
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A view shows a damaged dome of a mosque in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria. Credit: Reuters
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There are detailed plans for the Old City's great medieval mosques, souks, bath houses and citadel from an earlier restoration that should allow exact reconstruction said Mazen Samman, UNESCO's associate program coordinator in Aleppo. Credit: Reuters