US troops destroy Iraq’s ancient past

Irreplaceable historical sites and religious artefacts in Iraq are being destroyed by the US-led occupation forces.

Sites including Babylon, one of the world’s most renowned archaeological treasures, are being damaged by the occupation forces, according to minister Mufid al-Jazairi.

Heavy equipment, helicopters and other machinery used by Polish-led forces based at Babylon, 100km south of Baghdad, are causing irreparable harm, he said.

He also said workers employed by US contracting firm Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) had been digging and building in the area around Babylon, causing further damage.

What a shame!
These people simply have no respect or appreciation for such great world heritage!

[Source: Al Jazeera]

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