Islamic State extremists have continued their attack on Iraq’s cultural and historical heritage by bulldozing a second ancient site, officials say.
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Officials in the northern city of Mosul, which is under the control of the terror group, reported jihadists have begun destroying the archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq.
It comes after fanatics went on a rampage in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, destroying the 3,000 year-old winged statues placed at the gates of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal.
Days earlier, the group targeted a museum in Mosul, toppling statues, and using power drills and sledgehammers to destroy artefacts – as part of a wider plan to rid its territory of symbols they say promote idolatry.