ISIS demolishes ancient Khorsabad in Iraq

ISIS demolishes ancient Khorsabad in Iraq

 

ISIS demolishes ancient Khorsabad in IraqIslamic State militants have destroyed the ruins at the ancient city of Khorsabad, Iraqi officials stated. Adel Shirshab, the country's tourism and antiquities minister, told The Associated Press there are concerns the militants will damage the site, located 15 kilometers northeast of Mosul. Saeed Mamuzini, a Kurdish official from Mosul, told the AP that the militants had already begun demolishing the Khorsabad site on Sunday, citing multiple witnesses, the Huffington Post reports.On Friday, the group demolished ancient Nimrod and on Saturday - the 2,000-year old Hatra, both UNESCO world heritage sites. 


Islamic State militants have destroyed the ruins at the ancient city of Khorsabad, Iraqi officials stated. 
Adel Shirshab, the country's tourism and antiquities minister, told Associated Press there are concerns the militants will damage the site, located 15 kilometers northeast of Mosul. Saeed Mamuzini, a Kurdish official from Mosul, told AP that the militants had already begun demolishing the Khorsabad site on Sunday, citing multiple witnesses, Huffington Post reports.
On Friday, the group demolished ancient Nimrod and on Saturday - 2000-year-old Hatra, both UNESCO world heritage sites. 

 

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