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Islamic State Fighters Destroy Iraq Antiquities

Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era, according to a video published online. The Islamic State video showed men attacking the artifacts, some of them identified as antiquities from the 7th century BC, with sledgehammers or drills, saying they were symbols of idolatry. "The prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same when they conquered...

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