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Uzbek jihadis destroy antiquities in Idlib Museum

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham tries to manage the even more radical groups under its rule.
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ALEPPO, Syria — Uzbek jihadis affiliated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which controls the northwestern province of Idlib, destroyed some antiquities such as statues in the Idlib Museum on June 11, claiming they were “false idols” that should not be displayed. The Islamic State previously took similar actions in areas it controlled in Syria.

A video circulated on social media that showed debris scattered in one of the museum halls that were stormed by the jihadis at night. It appears that the video was filmed by one of the jihadis, who was speaking the language of Uzbekistan.

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