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Objects of worship other than God and can be destroyed: UNITAR

Training and Research UNITAR UN agency said it had analyzed satellite images collected on June 3 on the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq.

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Satellite images confirm the destruction of the old Nabu temple in Iraq, the UN on Thursday, after the group Islamic State (ISIS) claimed to have blown up said.

In his latest attack on a historic site under their control, ISIS released a video this week claiming to have flown the 2.800 year old temple dedicated to the Babylonian god of wisdom.

Nimrud, one of the jewels of the Assyrian era, was founded in the 13th century BC is located on the Tigris River about 30 kilometers southeast of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq and the main center of the ISIS group in the country. It was not clear when the old temple had been destroyed.

In extreme interpretation of Islamic jihadists of ISIS, statues, idols and shrines would be to recognize objects of worship other than God and must be destroyed.

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