Bill would limit ISIS profits from cultural destruction

24 Mar 2015 1:37 PM | Anonymous

Bill would limit ISIS profits from cultural destruction


Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee have introduced legislation to help prevent destruction to cultural heritage in war zones occupied by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The bill would restrict U.S. imports on Syria archaeological material, similar to an international policy established in Iraq. Lawmakers said the proposal would curb the Islamic State's ability to reap profits from  stolen historical artifacts.

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