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[REPORT] ISIS fighters ravage 3,000-year-old Assyrian palace near Mosul – Al Jazeera

Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have moved in on the ancient city of Nimrud near the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are said to have used a bulldozer to begin destroying a 3,000-year-old Assyrian palace, Al Jazeera reports.

Archaeologists and other sources told the news channel that the group arrived at the ancient Assyrian palace at around midday on Thursday. The ancient city of Nimrud was built by Assyrian King Shalmaneser I more than 3,000 years ago.

Last week, ISIS released footage from its destruction of ancient artifacts in the Mosul Museum.

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