VIDEO: ISIS Completely Obliterates The Ancient City of Nimrud to 'Remove Signs of Idolatry'

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The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video that shows terrorists smashing artifacts at the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq before blowing up the site. The city was completely leveled

"Whenever we are able in a piece of land to remove the signs of idolatry and spread monotheism, we will do it," one terrorist says at the end of the video.

Terrorists can be seen rigging large barrels filled with powder in a room whose walls are lined with imposing gypsum slabs and carved representations of Assyrian deities.

Here is the video--- The footage shows a massive explosion (at the 1:25 mark)  that sends a huge mushroom cloud into the sky. Nothing is left.