In another defeat for Obama’s claimed campaign to defeat ISIS/ISIL, the ancient city of Nimrud has been destroyed.
Isis has released a video showing militants using power tools and bulldozers to deface and destroy ancient monuments in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, before the site is levelled with explosives.
Damage to the site was first reported in March, but the undated video lays bare the full scale of destruction, as the city is completely demolished.
ISIS used power tools to deface the monuments. Isis has previously attacked a number of other Assyrian sites in Iraq and destroyed countless manuscripts, books and other artefacts as they are deemed un-Islamic and blasphemous.
The video depicts men using angle grinders, pneumatic drills and sledgehammers to break priceless stone friezes, some of which have been in situ for more than 3,000 years.