ISIS Bulldozes Ancient Assyrian City Of Nimrud In Iraq…
Islamic cavemen doing what they do best.
Baghdad (AFP) – The Islamic State jihadist group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
IS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,” the ministry said on an official Facebook page, the group’s latest attack on the country’s historical heritage.
Last week, ISIS released a video featuring the destruction of artefacts in the Mosul Museum and statues at the palace at Ninevah. ISIS militants then said that they were planning to move on to Nimrud next.
An image grab from a video reportedly released by Welayat Nineveh Media Office on February 26, 2015, allegedly shows an Islamic State group militant destroying a statue of an Assyrian diety in the Iraqi Governorate of Nineveh (AFP Photo/)