A monitor group released today a new footage showing ISIS religious police hammering centuries-old statues in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

The footage is believed to have been filmed when the terror group swept the city in May 2015.

In the video, a bunch of ISIS religious police (Hesbah) were smashing statues with heavy hammers, bulldozing mummified mummies and blowing up an old temple.

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The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed to have obtained a reliable information from local activists that ISIS destroyed fake statues while transferring the original ones along other relics to be eventually sold in the black market to antiquities dealers outside Syria.

Some of the looted antiquities were even sold online.

Stolen relics, along with illegal oil trade and taxation, have been the primary sources that finance the group’s activities in both Syria and Iraq.

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    • NATO is not a criminal horde, it’s a military alliance. NATO is NOT intervening in Syria.
      in fact, this is simply multiple armies that have drills together and so are trained to co-operate efficiently if necessary. The principle of NATO is simply that if you invade or attack the soil of any of these countries, they’ll all have your ass for lunch.
      Now, each one having his own army and own politics, NATO in a war is extremely rare and, BTW, you can see even opposition between NATO countries, i.e. Erdogan wanting to crush YPG and frenchs+germans arming YPG+Peshmerga. Greece is in NATO, well, better not cross greek border in a turkish military jet or you’ll have a Mirage2000 shooting down your F-16 or F-4 (these were the last turkish jets shot down).
      As any army, including SAA or IDF, they act on their politicians orders. If some have to be considered as criminals, it’s their leader… An I agree that guys like Dubya, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and even this old mofo named Kissinger should end their lives in jail, same thing for Erdogan.