War Crimes Charges Now Extend to the Destruction of Ancient Monuments

Here’s why.

A view of the side of a damaged house in the historical city of Sanaa

For the first time, the International Criminal Court in The Hague has opened war crimes proceedings against an Islamist militant accused of leading in the destruction of historical monuments.

The charges reflect a heightened global concern about the safety of antiquities across the Middle East and North Africa, including in UNESCO world heritage sites. Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliates are increasingly launching deliberate assaults on treasured religious monuments…

Reuters has the rest here.

 

One thought on “War Crimes Charges Now Extend to the Destruction of Ancient Monuments

  1. The stuff being knocked down is just old junk. This way they are clearing the areas for the building of new apartments and business. You can’t do anything with the old stacks of bricks and any old earthquake will knock them down. The U.S. knocks down old churches, business and and other old houses all the time and nobody makes a fuss.

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