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UNESCO demands crisis meet over heritage destruction by IS in Iraq

Feb 27, 2015    

Baghdad: The head of the United Nations' cultural agency has demanded an emergency meeting of the world body's Security Council following the mass destruction by jihadists of ancient artefacts in Iraq."This attack is far more than a cultural tragedy - this is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism, violent extremism and conflict in Iraq," UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said in a statement yesterday."This is why I have immediately seized the President of the Security Council to ask him to convene an emergency meeting of the Security Council on the protection of Iraq's cultural...

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