Political Risk

Islamic State isn’t just destroying ancient artifacts — it’s selling them

“Islamic State militants have provoked a global outcry by attacking ancient monuments with jackhammers and bulldozers. But they also have been quietly selling off smaller antiquities from Iraq and Syria, earning millions of dollars in an increasingly organized pillaging of national treasures, according to officials and experts.”

Source: Islamic State isn’t just destroying ancient artifacts — it’s selling them – The Washington Post

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