Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities - Al-Monitor- the Pulse of the Middle East

 

The Islamic State (IS) has been generating significant revenues from the plunder of historical artifacts in Syria and Iraq. The organization encourages digs at archaeological sites and takes a share from the sales. All artifacts are said to be passing through Turkey on their way to buyers across the world.

 

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