Isis video confirms destruction at Unesco world heritage site in Hatra

07 Apr 2015 7:30 AM | Anonymous

Isis video confirms destruction at Unesco world heritage site in Hatra

Seven-minute Islamic State film shows militants destroying artefacts with sledgehammers and assault rifles at 2,000-year-old site in northern Iraq     


Islamic State militants used sledgehammers and assault rifles to destroy ancient artefacts at a Unesco world heritage site in Iraq and vowed to continue their rampage against the country’s millennia-old history, according to a new video released by the group.

Iraq’s tourism and antiquities ministry said in March that Isis had bulldozed the ancient fortress city of Hatra, one of a string of attacks targeting heritage, religious and cultural sites in Nineveh, which fell under the group’s sway in a lightning conquest last summer in which it took control of the city of Mosul. 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/05/isis-video-confirms-destruction-at-unesco-world-heritage-site-on-hatra