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Dutch help Bedouins guard the Sumerian site of Uruk

Dutch help Bedouins guard the Sumerian site of Uruk
trefwoorden: Irak - Uruk - SumeriŽ - bewaking - militairen
The Americans did not list protection of the site as necessary when they handed over administration of the southern Iraqi province of al-Muthanna to the Netherlands.
The Dutch mission currently administering the southern Iraqi province of al-Muthanna has delivered a report to the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. Although the report, submitted on 7 October, is not available to the press, it is believed to include recommendations for the protection of the Sumerian site of Uruk which is now under Dutch control. Any proposals for the guarding of Uruk will presumably have to be justified by military arguments for the Ministry of Defence to consider them.
The Netherlands took over military responsibility for the province of al-Muthanna from the US on 1 August. Part of the Dutch mission includes specialists from a unique unit known as CIMIC (Civil Military Cooperation).

Lees verder bij: The Art Newspaper (1 november 2003)