ISIS Plunders, Jihad And The Illicit Antiquities Market

01 Dec 2014 7:08 AM | Anonymous
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ISIS Plunders, Jihad And The Illicit Antiquities Market

Amid the mayhem of civil war, huge money is to be made from stealing and selling archeological treasures from Iraq and Syria. ISIS ambitions are fueling an already huge black market.

PARIS undefined Antiquities are being pillaged at an "alarming" rate in Iraq and Syria, a part of the world where Western civilization effectively began, as the terrorist group ISIS turns to cultural trafficking as yet another way to finance its violent ambitions.

The situation has prompted UNESCO, the United Nations' culture agency, to make a new urgent proposal to fight this profitable branch of international crime, as evidence has emerged of ISIS selling stolen items through highly developed international networks.


http://www.worldcrunch.com/syria-crisis/isis-plunders-jihad-and-the-illicit-antiquities-market/isis-terrorism-icom-unesco-art-smuggling/c13s17608/

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