ISIS To Destroy Ancient Biblical Artifacts In Northern Iraq

Directors of a Mosul museum housing biblical relics are warning that they won’t be able to protect them from radical Islamic militants, The Daily Beast reports.

The museum, still recovering from brutal raids during the Iraq War, was “unable to take preventative measures” when ISIS descended on Mosul in June. “These groups of terrorists — their arrival was a brutal shock, with no warning,” said Iraqi National Museum Director Qais Hussein Rashid.

The museum had been on the verge of reopening, and now Iraqi officials are pleading for international help to safeguard the precious antiquities.
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