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A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning a statue of winged bull at an archeological site in Nimrud

A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning a statue of winged bull at an archeological site in Nimrud

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A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning an archeological site in Nimrud

A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning an archeological site in Nimrud

AFP/Getty Images

A file picture taken on July 17,  2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning a statue of winged bull at an archeological site in Nimrud

A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning a statue of winged bull at an archeological site in Nimrud

AFP/Getty Images

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A file picture taken on July 17, 2001 shows Iraqi workers cleaning a statue of winged bull at an archeological site in Nimrud

Assyrian leaders in Iraq have lambasted Isis militants who bulldozed the ancient city of Nimrud, accusing them of trying to “uproot” their beleaguered community.

Independent News Service