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UN: IS Destruction of Heritage Sites May Be War Crime

The U.N.'s cultural agency said Monday the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by the Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Bonn, noted the Islamic State's destruction of the ancient city of Hatra in Iraq and expressed "deep concern'' about the Syrian archaeological gem of Palmyra, which the group captured in May. Both are UNESCO World Heritage...

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