US returns more than 17,000 looted artefacts to Iraq

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The United States has returned more than 17,000 looted treasures to Iraq, dating back four thousand years.

Most of the ancient artefacts were stolen after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

But archaeologists say several other pieces of Iraq’s archaeological heritage are still missing.

The return follows the Iraqi prime minister’s visit to Washington, DC last week.

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Baghdad.

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