Under control of ISIS
WHS that are (or have been) under control of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
|Ashur||Since March 7, 2015, the city was in ISIL held territory; As of February 2017, the group no longer controls the site, however it is not secure enough for archaeological experts to evaluate (wiki)|
|Hatra||Actions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which occupied the area in mid-2014, have been a major threat to Hatra. (wiki) - On the 26th of April 2017, the ruins were eventually reclaimed by Iraqi soldiers|
|Palmyra||On 21 May 2015, some artifacts were removed from the Palmyra museum by the Syrian curators and transported in 2 trucks to Damascus. ... The same day, ISIL forces entered the World Heritage Site (wiki) - On 27 March 2016 the site was recaptured by Syrian government troops.|
|Sabratha||Since Dec 10, 2015. They have been ousted by "a combination of US airstrikes and attacks by local forces" in February/March 2016.|
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