Middle East Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site (+video)

The destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud came after an attack on the Mosul museum just days earlier and recalls the Taliban's annihilation of large Buddha statues in Afghanistan a decade ago.

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Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.