The 1991 and 2003 US wars on Iraq launched massive pillaging of the Eastern Arab World’s rich cultural heritage because that country could no longer effectively police its 10,000 archaeological sites, benefitting foreign and local looters.
The death toll was confirmed by the National Oil Company (NOC) which condemned the attack in a statement on Saturday evening.
Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan after convicted Daesh militants started a riot, the Central Asian nation's Justice Ministry said on Monday.
Clashes between regime forces and militants raged Monday on the edge of the region held by Syria's former Al Qaeda affiliate, following the deadly air raids overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Sri Lanka’s military launched a major hunt on Saturday for remnants of an extremist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said.
Three of the men have been convicted of Daesh membership and sentenced to death by Iraqi courts, while five have been given life sentences. Four of them told Reuters they were tortured in prison, a claim Reuters was unable to verify.
A Syrian star football player turned fighter who became an icon of the revolt died on Saturday after getting injured battling government forces in the northwest, his faction said.
The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria has handed over 12 French orphans born to extremist families to a French government delegation, an official said on Monday.
France was on Tuesday to pay its final respects to two commandos killed during a raid to rescue four hostages in the Sahel region of Africa last week that has sparked a row over the risks taken by the freed tourists.