IRAQI FORCES TAKE NIMRUD

28452About 30 km (20 miles) south of Mosul, troops recaptured the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud which was overrun by ISIS terrorists two years ago.

Nimrud, once the capital of an empire stretching across the ancient Middle East, is one of several historic sites looted and ransacked by the militants, who deem the country’s pre-Islamic religious heritage idolatrous.

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