US and French forces are ravaging North Syrian archaeological sites

Summary

American and French forces, and forces supported by Washington are doing excavations at archaeological sites around the city of Manbij. Allegedly, this is “how they are stealing archaeological findings and objects made of precious metals.” The US and French, for example, have taken a lot of gold from these sites.

Manbij is used by the West to smuggle the artifacts out of Syria, to Turkey.

The artifact theft is not new to the US, as they assisted the looters of the Iraqi National Museum in 2003.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the West's role in the Syrian conflict. Earlier, the same website has repeated pro-Kremlin disinformation and falsely accused the White Helmets staging chemical attacks in Syria.

There is no proof that US and French forces are doing illegal excavations in Syria.

The US did not secure the Iraqi National Museum for a few days for military reasons. stanford.io/2NRcGq5, However, Assistant Manhatten district attorney Matthew Bogdanos, a former marine serving in Iraq, has played an important role in recovering the stolen treasures. bit.ly/2Cr5qPw,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: US, Syria
  • Keywords: Syrian War
  • Outlet: Orientalista
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Disproof

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Disproof

No evidence given.

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Disproof

No evidence given.

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