The Islamic State has released a new propaganda video showing the demolition of the Mashki Gate in Nineveh, a historic site on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The footage also shows ISIS demolishing the Nabu Temple after placing bombs at the site. Nabu was a Babylonian God highly cherished under the Assyrian golden age.
Although the video itself is new, the first reports suggesting the destruction of the aforementioned sites appeared in April, 2016.
Nineveh is considered the oldest and most-populous city of the ancient Assyrian empire; however, the culture has been deemed blasphemous by the Islamic State’s scholars.