The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues its ruthless anti-civilization campaign in Mesopotamia by ravaging the 4000-year old archeological Wall of Nineveh.

Local activists reported the tragic incident which occurred today morning when ISIS bulldozed the iconic Adad Gate and parts of the Wall only days after demolishing Mashki Gate (built by the Assyrian king Sennacherib in the 7th century BC).

Nineveh was the ancient Assyrian city of Upper Mesopotamia. ISIS captured Mosul, the provincial capital of Nineveh, in June 2014.

Since it began expanding in Syria and Iraq, the internationally-recognized terror group has damaged and destroyed several archeological and historical sites in both countries, thus erasing the cultural and heritage of the region, on the pretext of removing ‘infidel and non-Islamic’ ruins.

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Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-04-14 19:50

That’s why all of them need to get there heads chopped off

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-15 13:04

Nope : their heads must be filled with education and understanding as any really educated person can only fight against barbaric morons as much as he can! It’s really the kind of case I’d want to be around with a VR1 PSR in .505 Gibbs or .408 CheyTac (or any anti-material big snipe in .408 or .50 but the VR1 being semi-auto, it’s nicer as the less time you stay at the post, the less you’re likely to get caught) , a big suppressor and the Tracking Point targetting system: such acts really drives me mad… BTW, once the Bulldozer… Read more »

ESAM A AZIZ
ESAM A AZIZ
2016-04-14 19:59

#Iraq is a sinking boat while #Baghdad politician fight to expand their place on its deck
https://t.co/yFvECoVkns

Tonykelly
Tonykelly
2016-04-14 22:39

If only they had known.

Middle East Briefing
Middle East Briefing
2016-04-15 03:36

#Iraq’s MP start a sit-in to expand sectarian share in governing under the motto: no to sectarianism!
https://t.co/Lt1MrXohxg