Thursday, 7 April 2016

America Failing to Check Claims of Illicit Syrian Antiquities Sales in USA

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council in New York on Wednesday that ISIL, the radical Islamist militant group in Syria and Iraq have profited from smuggling stolen antiquities through US-based websites such as eBay, (plus its subsidiaries and, and (which currently seems to behaving other problems too). While Turkey is reportedly investigating the truth behind these claims, there is as yet no indication that the United States will be following. When can we expect a raid on VCoins and eBay?

Humeyra Pamuk, Nick Tattersall, 'Turkey investigating Russian claims on smuggled Syrian antiquities' Reuters Thu Apr 7, 2016

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