(WESTERN JOURNALISM) – The Islamic State has destroyed the ancient city of Nineveh, YNET reported Friday. The Israeli news site didn’t provide any details of the destruction, but the news followed an earlier report this week about the destruction of the gates of Nineveh.
ARA News in Syria reported that local activists had confirmed ISIS demolished the so-called Gate of God (Misqi) that was built in the seventh century B.C., when King Sennacherib ruled over Babel, which is now Iraq.
Local media activist Zuheir Mousilly told ARA News that since Islamic State took over Mosul (which is modern day Nineveh), the terrorists have destroyed most of Iraq’s historic sites and monuments. These include the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged Bulls and the Mosul National Museum that was destroyed after ISIS stole removable artifacts.
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