Syria says 15,000 antiquities at risk in militia-run Idlib

April 3, 2015 1:11 PM

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DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Around 15,000 antiquities locked away in safes around the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib are at risk of being sold on the black market, the head of antiquities and museums Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters on Friday.

The al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and other insurgents took the provincial capital on Saturday for the first time in the four-year conflict against President Bashar al-Assad.

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