Islamic State ransacks Assyrian capital as Iraq appeals for help

11 Mar 2015 3:30 PM | Anonymous

Islamic State ransacks Assyrian capital as Iraq appeals for help

BAGHDAD Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:21pm EDT

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have desecrated another ancient Iraqi capital, the government said on Wednesday, razing parts of the 2,700-year-old city of Khorsabad famed for its colossal statues of human-headed winged bulls.

Officials have said for several days they were checking reports of damage at Khorsabad following attacks on the cities of Nineveh, Nimrud and Hatra by the Islamist radicals who control much of northern Iraq.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-destruction-idUSKBN0M726Q20150311
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