Iraqi minister raises fears over possible demolition of third ancient site by ISIS

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s minister of tourism and antiquities says the government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is being the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.

Adel Shirshab told The Associated Press there are concerns the militants will remove artifacts and heavily damage the site, located 15 kilometres (9 miles) northeast of Mosul.

Saeed Mamuzini, a Kurdish official from Mosul, told the AP that the militants began their demolition of the Khorsabad site on Sunday…

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  • luna

    Now I know who ruined the ancient ruins.

  • Petrilla

    They already have.

  • Hard Little Machine

    These are the same Iraqi officials who are demanding the return of the Baghdad Jewish archives so they can destroy them.