Syria archaeological sites looted 'on industrial scale': UNESCO

16 Sep 2015 1:11 PM | Anonymous

Syria archaeological sites looted 'on industrial scale': UNESCO

AFP

By Vessela Sergueva and Diana Simeonova

Sofia (AFP) - Archaeological sites in Syria are being looted "on an industrial scale" and the proceeds from the plunder are funding Islamic State extremists, the head of UNESCO warned on Wednesday.

"Satellite imagery shows that archaeological sites in Syria are dotted by thousands of illegal excavations... that show there is looting on an industrial scale," Irina Bokova said in Sofia. 

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