— UN Deems ISIS Destruction a War Crime: The UN’s cultural agency said yesterday that the wanton destruction of antiques and archeological sites by ISIS and others could be tried as war crimes. “Intentional attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science, or charitable purposes and historic monuments may amount to war crimes,” the committee said in a resolution it adopted. This follows the group’s decimation of the city of Hatra in Iraq and its most recent occupation of Palmyra in Syria. [AP]

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