Dr Lamia Al-Gailani
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Iraqi archaeologist condemns 'tragic' destruction of Nimrud

A leading Iraqi archaeologist has described the destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud as "one of the most tragic things".

Dr Lamia Al-Gailani, an associate fellow at the London-based Institute of Archaeology, said she never thought this would happen.

She said she hoped that it could be grounds for some sort of military intervention.

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