Trashed Treasures: Syrian historical artifacts destroyed or smuggled abroad

Islamic state militants in Syria have seized part of the last government air base in the eastern province bordering Iraq. The Syrian government now faces losing an important hub for warplanes used to target ISIS-held towns. Syria has had to get used to loss during the ongoing civil war that’s claimed 200,000 lives. And as RT’s Maria Finoshina discovered, irreplacable historical treasures have also fallen victim. RT LIVE Subscribe to RT! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Google+ Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is

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