IS Destroying Another Ancient Archaeological Site in Iraq

March 7, 2015 1:44 PM

7 0

Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry.

An official with the ministry of tourism and antiquities' archaeological division in Mosul told The Associated Press that multiple residents living near Hatra heard two large explosions this morning, then reported seeing bulldozers begin demolishing the site. He spoke anonymously for fear of reprisa...

Also read: Over 100 Iraqi Civilians Killed After U.S. Strike on Mosul Building in March, Pentagon Says

Read more

To category page