ISIS Destroying Another Ancient Archaeological Site in Iraq

– In this file photo taken July 27, 2005, the statue of a robed woman, believed to be the spouse of a former king, stares down at visitors in the ruins of the ancient city of Hatra, 320 kilometers (200 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic…AP

Reports indicate that ISIS is at it again with trying to wipe out any remnants and artifacts of cultural heritage other than the Islamic Faith.  The latest reports indicate that the Islamic State militants have continued their campaign targeting cultural heritage sites in territories they control in northern Iraq, looting and damaging the ancient city of Hatra just one day after bulldozing the historic city of Nimrud, according to Iraqi government officials and local residents. The destruction in Hatra comes as the militant Islamic group fended off an Iraqi army offensive in Saddam Hussein’s hometown and fought pitched battles in eastern Syria in an area populated by predominantly Christian villages. The Islamic State militants have begun demolishing Hatra, a move UNESCO described as “cultural cleansing.” FULL REPORT