Applicants sleep as others wait to obtain national identity numbers at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office, in the Lagos state capital of Ikeja, on December 30, 2020. - Nigerians have appealed to the government for further extension of deadline for the blocking of mobile SIM cards without national identity numbers as millions of subscribers are yet to obtain their identity numbers. Following the surge to meet the deadline by millions of unregistered subscribers, the Nigerian Communications Commission announced last week of an extention untill February 9, to block mobile SIM cards of citizens without national identity numbers, while subscribers that have obtained their identity numbers have until January 19, 2021 to link their mobile SIM cards with their national identity numbers. Nigeria has given a deadline for telecoms operators to register mobile phone users, amid concerns that unregistered SIM cards are being used by criminals and insurgents, the government said. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)
أمام استمرار عمليات التنقيب والسرقة والتدمير، يبدو أن خطر زوال مناطق ومدن أثرية تعود إلى آلاف السنين بشكل كامل لم يعد مجرد تكهنات، وإنما بات واقعاً ينتظره الشمال السوري، لتبقى تلك الآثار مجرد ذكريات ومخطوطات وصور لا أكثر.