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Islamic State 'destroys ancient statues in Iraq'

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq.

Statues are smashed using sledgehammers and drills in what seems to be a museum in the city of Mosul.

Professor Eleanor Robson from University College London, who is an expert on ancient Iraq and Assyrian culture, explains the significance of the statues.

  • 26 Feb 2015