We’re just beginning to grasp the toll of the Islamic State’s archaeological looting in Syria

The Islamic State surrendered its last scrap of territory, in Baghouz, Syria, this past March. While some argue that celebrations of IS’s demise are premature, there’s no question that the terrorist group left a trail of destruction in its wake. Many lives were lost, of course. But a looming issue is the group’s legacy of looting.

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