ISIS selling Iraq’s artifacts in black market: UNESCO

01 Oct 2014 2:29 PM | Anonymous

ISIS selling Iraq’s artifacts in black market: UNESCO

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has taken over large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, is selling ancient Iraqi artifacts in the black market to finance its military operations in the region, Iraqi and Western officials said.

Speaking at a conference at the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO in Paris, France's ambassador to UNESCO Philippe Lalliot warned that Iraq’s cultural heritage is in “great danger.”

The Paris conference hosted a number of international experts and diplomats to discuss ways to save Iraq’s treasures.

 

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/09/30/ISIS-selling-Iraq-s-artifacts-in-black-market.html

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