Official Reveals Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq's Roles in Smuggling Antiques from Syria

21 May 2013 9:23 AM | Anonymous

Official Reveals Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq's Roles in Smuggling Antiques from Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Syrian official warned that his country's ancient artifacts are smuggled abroad by Turkish, Lebanese and Iraqi groups in light of crisis and unrests in Syria.



"The mafia of smuggling the ancient artifacts in Syria has now turned to stealing them and a number of Turkish, Lebanese and Iraqi nationals are collaborating with the local criminals in certain areas to this end," Manager of Syria's Museums Ma'moun Abdolkarim told FNA on Sunday.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9202242106

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