“These ruins behind me are idols and statues that people used to worship in the past instead of Allah,” a man in the video says.
ISIS posted a video on Thursday on Twitter showing men destroying ancient artifacts with sledgehammers. It is unclear exactly when the video was recorded.
A man in the video describes the artifacts as "idols" and says they must be removed.
"God create us to worship him," the man says. "Him only not some stones."
"Our prophet ordered us to remove all these statues as his followers did when they conquered nations," he said.
A man in the video says, “These ruins behind me are idols and statues that people used to worship in the past instead of Allah.”
The video also depicts the burning of what appears to be hundreds of books.