Syria hands over more stolen antiquities to Iraq than any other country

30 Mar 2011 8:03 AM | Anonymous

Syria hands over more stolen antiquities to Iraq than any other country

 

By Shaymaa

 

Azzaman, March 28, 2011

 

The Antiquities Department has praised Syria and its police and security forces for working diligently to recover smuggled Iraqi antiquities and hand them over to the country.

 

“Syria was the first foreign state to return to Iraq 705 stolen Mesopotamian relics,” said Abdulzahra al-Talaqani, the Antiquities Department spokesman.

 

“Syria’s customs and security officials have been cooperating with us to control international borders and apprehend smuggling gangs,” he said. “Syria’s police and security organs have been active across their territory to hunt down the smugglers.”

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2011-03-28\kurd.htm

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