Rebels, Syrian government work together to protect antiquities

23 Jun 2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous

Rebels, Syrian government work together to protect antiquities

Riham Kusa, Special for USA TODAY 3:38 p.m. EDT June 22, 2015

Despite a raging four-year civil war, rebel factions and Syrian officials are working together to protect the country's rich heritage sites from each other's bombs — and the Islamic State.

Across the country, irreplaceable artifacts have been under siege since 2011, when fighting erupted between the Syrian government and rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/06/22/syria-archaeology/28977009/