Video: Islamic State destroys ancient ruins of Nimrud

April 12, 2015 8:22 AM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — An online video purports to show Islamic State militants bombing ruins at the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud.

The video, posted late Saturday, showed militants using sledgehammers, jackhammers, a bulldozer and ultimately explosives to level the site, located near the militant-held city of Mosul.

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