Inside Story – Why is ISIL Targeting Cultural Heritage?

Contributed By: Jordan Sudermann
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Al Jazeera English
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

This edition of Inside Story from Al Jazeera English explores the Islamic State’s practice of destroying cultural artifacts in Syria and Iraq. This video adds an important view to the story of the Islamic State, which has not only destroyed people’s lives, but has also destroyed the region’s ancient culture. Experts discuss motivations for such destruction in this insightful and in-depth examination. >

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