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Experts: IS Looting Antiquities on Industrial Scale

Experts say the Islamic State is looting and selling cultural antiquities from Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale.  The destruction and sale of these treasures is not only condoned but has been institutionalized within the Islamic State itself.  And artifacts are beginning to show up on antiquities markets around the world. In May 2015, Islamic State fighters seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra – a UNESCO world heritage site north of Damascus known for its Greek, Roman,...

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