Looters target Iraq antiquities

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Iraq's antiquities are facing an old enemy.

A new wave of looting has hit museums and archaeological sites across southern Iraq.

Officials say the treasures have been left completely unprotected and exposed to increasingly organised gangs.

That's despite a national and international clamour to protect Iraq's history.

From Baghdad Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports.

[July 6, 2010]

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