ISIL video 'confirms destruction' of Nimrud in Iraq

ISIL video 'confirms destruction' of Nimrud in Iraq
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The self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a video apparently confirming the destruction of Nimrud, one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological

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The self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a video apparently confirming the destruction of Nimrud, one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological treasures – as had been reported last month.

The city was founded in the 13th century BC, one of many sites described as the cradle of civilisation, but ISIL described it as “un-Islamic”.

The video suggests it has carried out its vow to destroy the site.

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