Syria seizes more smuggled Iraqi artifacts

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Syrian customs officials seized 40 artifacts stolen from the National Museum in Iraq as they were being smuggled across the border into Syria, state media reported Wednesday.

The report quoted the chief of the customs department, Nabil al-Sayyouri, as saying the pieces were seized at al-Tanaf crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border. They were hidden in a bag carried by an Iraqi crossing into Syria.

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