ISIS Declares New War on Inanimate Historical Objects

By Gary Cutlack on at

Islamic State fighters have been having a right old laugh smashing up some old statues, taking sledgehammers to the historic relics from the ancient Assyrian cities of the region -- now they're attacking the ruins of an entire city.

The site of the city of Nimrud is apparently in the process of being bulldozed, as IS forces attempt to erase the parts of history they don't like. UNESCO member Axel Plathe described it as being: "Another appalling attack on Iraq's heritage" by the group, which seems determined to make as many people hate it as possible, like a militarised Katie Hopkins. [BBC]