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>> The baked reddish brown and lighter gypsum hues of the old city have been a feature of Yemen's capital for more than a thousand years. But like the thousands of lives taken in the country's three year war, that heritage too, risks being lost. Parts of Sana'a's old city have been erased by bombing.
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Leaving just palm trees and rubble where unique tower houses once stood.
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children were having dinner, him and his family, four girls and four boys.
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> That was the year Saudi-led coalition entered the war on the side of Yemen's internationally recognized government against the Iran-aligned Huthi movement that controls the capital.
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at triggered a campaign of airstrikes that have killed hundreds of civilians. On Monday, mourners buried dozens of children, victims of one such raid.
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Riyadh has defended that strike as a legitimate military action. That amid the blood shed and carnage, old city residence also fear that dense war and of masked bar houses, and 6,000 mud brick homes is being forgotten.>> Even international organizations, they all looked after old Sana'a. The mosques and gates.
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The houses were
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]. Even the gypsum across all of Old Sana'a. Of course, after this war, they no longer look after Old Sana'a.>> UNESCO says it's assessing the damage to the old city. But that it's too early to quantify. And it says the toll of war is not unique to the capital.
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Listing a host of sites across the country that have been severely damaged or destroyed. The organization has reiterated the need for all sides in the conflict to avoid damaging irreplaceable sites and monuments, saying they are of global significance and critical to the identities of Yemeni civilians.