Islamic State militants raze Iraq's ancient Hatra city: government

March 7, 2015 12:48 PM

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Islamic State militants raze Iraq's ancient Hatra city: government

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have destroyed ancient remains of the 2,000-year-old city of Hatra in northern Iraq, the tourism and antiquities ministry said on Saturday.

An official told Reuters that the ministry had received reports from its employees in the northern city of Mosul, which is under the control of the radical Islamist group, that the site at Hatra had been demolished on Saturday.

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