New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Denounces 'Catastrophic' Iraq Destruction

February 26, 2015 10:48 PM

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New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Denounces 'Catastrophic' Iraq Destruction

New York: New York's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday strongly condemned the "catastrophic" destruction of ancient artefacts by extremists in Iraq's second city of Mosul.

Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group knocked statues off their plinths and smashed them to pieces with sledgehammers at a museum in Mosul, all shown on a video released by fighters.

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