The head of UNESCO condemned on Friday the destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Daesh group, saying it amounted to a "war crime".
"I condemn with the strongest force the destruction of the site at Nimrud," Irina Bokova said in a statement. "We cannot stay silent. The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage constitutes a war crime, and I call on all political and religious leaders in the region to stand up against this new barbarity."
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