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UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video
UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video

A shocking online video released Thursday, purportedly showing Islamic State forces destroying priceless antiquities in a museum in Iraq, has drawn condemnation from the head of UNESCO, the United Nations body that is mandated to oversee cultural heritage sites around the world. In a news release issued Thursday, Irina Bokova, UNESCO's director-general, called the acts portrayed in the video a "deliberate attack against Iraq's millennial history and culture." She added that the attack "is far more than a cultural tragedy -- this is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism, violent extremism and conflict in...

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