After weeks of hearing reports that the ancient city of Nimrud was destroyed in Iraq by the Islamic State, a video confirming such has finally surfaced.
A video allegedly showing Islamic State militants using bulldozers and explosives to destroy the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud has been posted online. The UNESCO cultural site near Mosul is one of Iraqi’s greatest archaeological treasures.
The seven-minute video shows the jihadists vandalizing the ancient reliefs in Nimrud, an area that is held by militants. They also used sledgehammers and drills to bring down some of the walls and ultimately leveled the whole complex with explosives.