ISIS destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul

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The historic gate, which was discovered in 1968, is believed to be one of the ancient gates in Eastern Nineveh province.

ISIS destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul

A British archaeological studies institute in Iraq reported that ISIS terrorist group has destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul; the structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh.

It is also reported by a media activist that ISIS destroyed many of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged Bulls, and the Mosul National Museum.

The historic gate, which was discovered in 1968, is believed to be one of the ancient gates in Eastern Nineveh province.

According to Syrian antiquities Chief Abdul Maamoun Abdulkarim, “ISIL views tombs they destroy as sacrilegious and a return to paganism.”

As in March, Syrian forces, with the aid of Russian military, seized control of the ancient town of historic Palmyra; ISIS has now started a new series of vandalism and destructions of antiquity in Iraq.

Since June 2014, Iraq has been observing ISIS terrorist activities. The US-led coalition started its operations allegedly hitting ISIS, although many believe ISIS is a creation of the west.

However, the 66-member coalition has been failing to control ISIS terrorism, when a concerted push by Iraqi forces are dealing terrorists and forcing it out of the central city of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar Province.

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