Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

Associated Press (2015). Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations. Asharq Al-Aswat. 12 May.

Title Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations
Publication Date 12th May 2015
Author
Source Asharq Al-Aswat
Country Iraq
Region West and Central Asia
Art type Antiquities
Subject Theft, Destruction
Comments This is from Qais Hussein Rashid, head of Iraq's State Board for Antiquities and Heritage, but is a little hard to believe as it stands. There would be no motivation to 'cover up' looting.
Link http://www.aawsat.net/2015/05/article55343406/iraq-says-isis-demolishes-ruins-to-cover-up-looting-operations
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