The race: To protect antiquities in Iraq, Syria

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_SYR150318aa001.jpegCAIRO — The Islamic State's wanton destruction of priceless antiquities in the Middle East has triggered a global mobilization to safeguard these treasures, ranging from calls for airstrikes to special protections for untouched sites.

Iraq's tourism and antiquities ministry is demanding the U.S.-led coalition against the militants use warplanes to strike the group's machinery that is destroying relics in the region.

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