Iraq museum tries to recover lost treasures

Artefacts looted and destroyed by ISIL, on top of historical treasures stolen following the US-led invasion in 2003.

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    Baghdad - The UN is warning that Iraq's ancient heritage could be lost for ever. Thousands of artefacts have been looted and destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Many were also stolen following the US-led invasion in 2003. Iraq's heritage museum is trying to recover the artefacts.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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