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Daesh blows up ancient monuments in Iraq

8 June 2016 17:59

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A recent video, purportedly released by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists, shows the destruction of several ancient monuments in northern Iraq by the terrorist group.

In the video, a militant dressed in black vows to destroy the 2,500-year-old temple of Nabu in the Daesh-held Iraqi ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud before a massive blast reduces a building to rubble. Information signs on the Nabu temple wall before the explosion are also shown from a number of different angles.

It is not known when the Daesh terrorists targeted the Nabu temple.

The footage also shows the destruction of the reconstructed Adad and Mashki Gates and a large portion of Nineveh’s fortification wall.

Takfiri militants have demolished several holy shrines and mosques belonging to Shia and Sunni Muslims in the militancy-riddled regions of Nineveh province.

Daesh has destroyed several ancient monuments in northern Iraq and neighboring Syria.

Earlier this year, shocking pictures showed how Daesh terrorists had destroyed ancient monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The terrorists sparked a global fury when they started destroying Palmyra’s treasured monuments.


A general view taken on March 27, 2016 shows part of the remains of the Arc of Triumph monument, which  was destroyed by Daesh militants. (AFP)

Daesh captured the ruins of Palmyra and the adjacent modern city in May 2015, and destroyed ancient monuments there, including the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel and the iconic Arch of Triumph. The Syrian forces fully liberated the city on March 27 in a significant blow to the terrorist group.

The destruction of ancient sites has been condemned as war crimes by the United Nations.

In a separate video released on June 7, Daesh terrorists have threatened to destroy the Pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt. The video also affirms that Daesh believes that it has a duty to destroy the ancient Egyptian culture.

The terrorists currently have a presence in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

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