Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said in a statement, in the extremist group’s latest onslaught on the country’s heritage.
A picture taken on April 21, 2001 near Mosul shows an Iraqi worker cleaning up the archaeological site of Nimrud. (AFP)
A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning a statue of winged bull at an archeological site in Nimrud. (AFP)