ISIL continues destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage

09 Mar 2015 7:16 AM | Anonymous

ISIL continues destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage

BAGHDAD // The United Nations on Friday condemned as a “war crime” the bulldozing by ISIL militants of the ancient city of Nimrud, the militants’ latest demolition of Iraq’s cultural treasures.

After rampaging through Mosul’s museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, ISIL on Thursday “bulldozed” the nearby ruins of Nimrud, according to the tourism and antiquities ministry.

Antiquities officials said ISIL militants had moved lorries last week to the site, which overlooks the Tigris river, 30 kilometres south-east of their main hub of Mosul. 

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