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UN Security Council passes resolution banning illicit Syrian antiquities trade
On February 12 2015, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2199, designed to target ISIL’s financing. This includes a ban on the trade in Syrian antiquities removed after March 15, 2011. See the UN report here. For a brief commentary from Conflict Antquities blog, see here. The statement from UNESCO can be found here, and the statement from the US government here.