Newsweek quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohamed Eljarh on which ancient sites in Libya could come under threat by ISIS:

Mohamed Eljarh, Libyan analyst and non-resident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Centre for the Middle East, warns that, while extremists have routinely targeted Libya’s heritage since 2011, these “significant ancient sites” are at “high risk of being targeted by the group as part of its propaganda war”. “Given that a huge part of ISIS’s expansion strategy is their media exposure and propaganda, I fear that significant ancient sites such as the Roman ruins in Sabratha and Leptis Magna are the two sites with the highest risk of being targeted by ISIS militants. The group now has a presence in Sirte and Tripoli. This puts them in very close proximity to these two important sites of Libyan heritage.”

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