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Islamic State, Bashar al-Assad responsible for 'ugly barbarism' in Syria Kerry

Sep 23, 2014    

New York US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday blamed Islamic State militants and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for destroying cultural treasures in Syria and Iraq, describing it as "ugly, savage, inexplicable, valueless barbarism".Kerry broke away from meetings focused on the defeat of Islamic State forces to attend a program entitled "Heritage in Peril Iraq and Syria" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The event came just hours before the United States announced it had conducted air strikes inside Syria against Islamic State forces, which have seized swathes of Ira...

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