UN, Arab officials seek to counter jihadist threat to monuments

19 May 2015 9:14 AM | Anonymous

UN, Arab officials seek to counter jihadist threat to monuments

By Agence France-Presse, Thursday, 14th May 2015 11:24am

By Jay Deshmukh

UN and Arab officials called for global efforts to combat the “unprecedented” destruction of heritage sites in the Middle East, accusing jihadist groups of selling stolen antiquities to fund their wars.

At the start of a two-day conference seeking ways to combat destruction of heritage sites, officials also called for better monitoring of the global trade in antiquities in order to prevent smuggling of stolen artefacts.

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