Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city
The scale of the damage done by Islamic State militants to the ancient city of Nimrud is beginning to emerge, two days after it was retaken by Iraqi forces.
Much of the area lies in rubble, with shattered statues and a ziggurat reduced to a fraction of its size.
IS circulated video footage showing militants blowing up or smashing up monuments and artefacts last year.
Government forces recaptured Nimrud as part of a wider assault on Mosul, the last major IS stronghold in Iraq.
A senior source in the Iraqi military's Nineveh Operations command reported significant advances around the city on... read more
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