The Iraqi army announced that it managed to win from the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, located 30 km from the “capital” of extremists in Mosul.

Government forces completely liberated the city, many buildings hung Iraqi flags, the statement said, quoted by DW. It is reported that from the extremists cleared the village Numaniya on the outskirts of the city.

The release of Nimrud – part of a major operation by Iraqi army offensive in Mosul, which is considered a stronghold of ISIS in that country.

Nimrud is located approximately 30 kilometres Southeast of Mosul, he was captured by Islamists two years ago. In March 2015, militants with the help of heavy machinery razed to the ground the ruins of the ancient city, which once was the capital of Assyria.

The Iraqi army announced the release of the IG of the ancient city of Nimrud 13.11.2016

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