ISIS turns to selling ancient artifacts to fund terror campaign

Posted by RagnarLothbrok 2018 years ago in War
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The Islamic State is looting historical sites in Iraq and Syria, selling ancient artifacts on the black market to fund its operations, according to a warning from UNESCO. Similar to the events that occurred when Saddam Hussein was forced from power and looters stole priceless pieces of art and culture, archaeologists and Iraqi officials are now seeking help from the rest of the world in stopping the destruction of one of the world’s oldest cultures. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has more details on what is being called a “cultural cleansing” of Ira

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