IS ‘bulldozed’ ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

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Agence France Presse
A Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter comes down from a hill overlooking the Assyrian village of Tel Jumaa, north of Tel Tamr town March 4 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Baghdad: The Islamic State jihadist group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
IS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,” the ministry said on an official Facebook page, the group’s latest attack on the country’s historical heritage
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