How ISIS Pillages, Traffics And Sells Ancient Artifacts On Global Black Market

19 Jun 2014 7:40 AM | Anonymous
How ISIS Pillages, Traffics And Sells Ancient Artifacts On Global Black Market
Kathleen Caulderwood
on June 18 2014 2:48 PM

Days before the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of the major city of Mosul, Iraqi officials seized more than 100 computer flash drives with detailed information about the group’s activities. When they saw that ISIS had taken $36 million from an area called al-Nabuk, in Syria, authorities had a pretty good idea how it happened.

“The antiquities there are up to 8,000 years old,” an intelligence official told The Guardian this week.

http://www.ibtimes.com/how-isis-pillages-traffics-sells-ancient-artifacts-global-black-market-1605044

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