The Iraqi government said in a Facebook post that the militants used military equipment to damage the ancient city of Nimrud, according to the Associated Press.
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Iraq'sf Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a Facebook post that the militants used military equipment to damage the ancient city, according to the Associated Press.
The ancient Assyrian city is one of the nation's most treasured historical sites and is home to many priceless artifacts from the 13th century and beyond.
The government did not say exactly how much of the site was damaged, but said the group is continuing to "defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity."
A government official told AFP that the militants might have used trucks to remove some of the artifacts from the site.
The news comes after a video was released showing ISIS militants destroying ancient artifacts with sledgehammers.
The group claims that such items must be destroyed because people begin to worship them instead of Allah.
"Our prophet ordered us to remove all these statues as his followers did when they conquered nations," a man said in the video.