In Western Syria, on a strategic site of the foothills of Jabal Ansariya, a colossal fortress rises. At the crossroads of Homs, Tartous, Antioch and Beirut, six hundred metres above the Christian Valley. Here, on the foundations of a strong ottoman, was built the famous “Krak des Chevaliers” in 1140.
Unfortunately, this historical and cultural symbol of a whole country is falling slowly. The Fortress, deemed impregnable, suffered a great deal from the passage of time and particularly during its occupation by the al-Nusra terrorist group. Whole parts of the city wall, marked by the stigmata of a war which has lasted for more than seven years, threaten to collapse.
Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the groups of tourists who came before the see these majestic walls, have now deserted the valley. Listed by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage site, this exceptional site suffers from a lack of resources.