Islamist rebel fighters walk along a street in Idlib city April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Around 15,000 antiquities locked away in safes around the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib are at risk of being sold on the black market, the head of antiquities and museums Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters Friday.The 15,000 antiquities were crafted throughout Syria's rich history, stretching back millennia.Damascus estimates that more than 1,500 items may have been stolen from museums in Raqqa, a city in northeastern Syria now controlled by ISISA militants, and Deir Atiyah in northern Damascus.
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