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BEIRUT (AP) _ More than 1,000 ancient relics and mosaics were saved from Islamic State group militants when staff at the museum of the Syrian city of Raqqa managed to hide them underground and in storehouses, Syrian officials and experts said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States on Monday stepped up efforts to stop the Islamic State’s trade in looted antiquities as President Barack Obama signed into law new import restrictions on Syrian cultural artifacts.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – After Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra from the Islamic State group, Syrian antiquities experts said Monday they were deeply shocked by the destruction the extremists had carried out inside the town museum, with scores of priceless relics and statues demolished.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the ancient structure in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra.