Area made up of four archaeological sites and three wetland marshes in southern Iraq was once ravaged by Saddam Hussein

Unesco has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein as a world heritage site, a bright spot for a country where jihadists have repeatedly sought to wipe out history.

The area named “is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq,” Unesco said.

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Source: Guardian Environment