Nimrud: Iraq Officials Denounce Islamic State’s Destruction of Ancient Site

March 6, 2015 6:29 PM

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Nimrud: Iraq Officials Denounce Islamic State’s Destruction of Ancient Site

BAGHDAD—Iraq officials and lawmakers denounced Friday the destruction of the remnants of a 3,000 year old city by Islamic State militants, with one parliamentarian calling for urgent international military intervention to save the trove of archaeological treasures.

Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said Thursday the militants had “bulldozed” the ancient city of Nimrud using heavy military equipment. Islamic State didn't immediately claim responsibility.

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