Looting from the National Museum of Iraq

in Transnational Crime

After the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, 15,000 items were stolen or looted from the National Museum of Iraq.

As of February 2010, only 6,000 items have been returned.

Source:  Tamara Walid, “Dubai foils new attempt to smuggle Iraq artefacts,” Reuters, February 10, 2010.

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