Video purports to show ISIL destroying ancient city of Nimrud

April 12, 2015 10:05 AM

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An video purporting to show Islamic State extremists destroying the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud has been posted online.

In the video, militants use drills, sledgehammers and a bulldozer to destroy ancient stone reliefs and walls, before huge explosions can be seen. The video footage could not be independently verified by USA TODAY.

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