Iraq’s ancient city of Nimrud reduced to ruins by Islamic State group

Iraq’s ancient city of Nimrud reduced to ruins by Islamic State group

In the days after the Iraqi army announced it had recaptured Nimrud from the Islamic State (IS) group, the full extent of destruction wrought by jihadists on the ancient city has gradually became apparent. IS group militants filmed themselves as they lay waste the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city, smashing artwork and other archaeological relics. “The place […]

Iraqi army say IS group flushed out from Nimrud, site of ancient city

Iraqi army say IS group flushed out from Nimrud, site of ancient city

The Iraqi army said Sunday that troops have driven Islamic State group militants out of the town of Nimrud, south of Mosul, near the site of famed ancient Assyrian ruins that were reportedly destroyed by the extremists. Iraq’s special forces meanwhile battled militants in the city of Mosul itself, where they struggled to advance against […]