US must help protect world's cultural heritage in Iraq

30 Apr 2015 1:07 PM | Anonymous

US must help protect world's cultural heritage in Iraq 

By Jabbar Jaafar

Published April 29, 2015


Despite having developed advanced technology and having access to a huge reserve of weapons, including jetfighters and drones, the U.S and its allies failed to prevent ISIS terrorists from destroying  and  bulldozing irreplaceable archeological sites in Mosul earlier this year. The sites, Nimrud and Hatra, are UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

The terrorist group has mocked the American superpower and its allies and succeeding in successfully destroying a part of mankind's cultural heritage. Statues, artifacts of the ancient  Mesopotamian civilizations have disappeared before their eyes. There was no reaction to that savage act.
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