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Islamic State militants destroy Assyrian city of Nimrud

The UN has condemned the reported destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq.

Officials say Islamic State fighters have demolished, looted and bulldozed the city, which dates back to the 13th Century BC.

Jihadi militants have previously released videos of themselves destroying artefacts and statues of great archaeological importance in the city of Mosul.

James Robbins reports.

  • 06 Mar 2015
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