Video purportedly shows ISIS destroying ancient Iraq city

April 4, 2015 10:04 AM

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Video purportedly shows ISIS destroying ancient Iraq city

BAGHDAD – A slick new video released Saturday purports to show Iraq’s ancient city of Hatra, immortalized in the 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist,” under attack by ISIS jihadists wielding sledgehammers and rifles.

Hatra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, withstood Roman invaders twice in the 2nd Century, but the archeological site may be no match against 21st Century Islamic extremists bent on destroying “false idols” that violate its strict interpretation of Islamic Law.

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