Published On: Wed, Mar 11th, 2015

ISIS destroys the ancient cities Khorsabad, Nimrud, Hatra in ‘war crime’

ISIS has destroyed three ancient Iraqi cities over the course of three days, according to reports. The Sunni terrorists conquered Khorsabad, an ancient village that was founded in approximately 720 BC, which followed the destruction of Nimrud and Hatra days before.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said that the destruction of Nimrud was a “war crime.”
photo/Islamic State flag

photo/Islamic State flag

“This is yet another attack against the Iraqi people, reminding us that nothing is safe from the cultural cleansing underway in the country,” she said. “It targets human lives, minorities, and is marked by the systematic destruction of humanity’s ancient heritage.”

ISIS used bulldozers to level numerous temples and sculptures dedicated to Apollo, Poseidon, and other gods.
Christian Today reminds readers that ISIS destroyed contents of the Mosul Public Library : “More than 10,000 books and 700 rare manuscripts were destroyed in the attack, which was carried out using improvised explosive devices. The museum contained maps and books from the Ottoman Empire, collections of Iraqi newspapers from the 19th century, and other historical items.”
On the topic of war crimes, ISIS has hung eight dead bodies at the entrance to Hawija with the Islamic State flag flying high above, reports the Christian News Network.
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