US returns Iraq's stolen artefacts

Nearly 4,000 ancient artefacts that were illegally smuggled to US retailer Hobby Lobby were returned to Iraqi officials in Washington.

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    Ancient artefacts have been handed back to Iraq, after they were falsely labelled and smuggled into the United States.

    The US arts-and-crafts retail chain Hobby Lobby bought nearly 4,000 pieces.

    It is believed they were destined for a Christian museum, which is closely linked to the Hobby Lobby retail chain.

    Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.


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