Senator targets ISIS antiquities smuggling

29 Oct 2015 3:27 PM | Anonymous

Senator targets ISIS antiquities smuggling

By Rebecca Kheel - 10/29/15 01:59 PM EDT

Days after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) tied three hostages to ancient pillars in Palmyra and blew them up, Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.), is renewing calls to fight ISIS through its antiquities trafficking.

“The loss of life, obviously the most objectionable,” he said in an interview. “With both the destruction of human life and destruction of these ancient sites or antiquities or artifacts, they are trying to send a message that they’re going to impose a new kind of religious caliphate on any group of people that they come across.”

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