UNESCO's chief Irina Bokova speaks during a press conference in Paris on February 27, 2015, following the destruction of priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq's city of Mosul. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT
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UNESCO chief Irina Bokova called Friday on the International Criminal Court to look into the destruction of priceless artifacts by jihadis in Iraq that has caused outrage globally.Bokova, who said she had sent a letter to the ICC's prosecutor and has also demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, slammed the destruction as "cultural cleansing".ISIS has controlled Iraq's second city of Mosul since June last year and has destroyed several historical and cultural sites across the country, including Muslim shrines.
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