Iraqi troops say recapture Nimrud, site of Assyrian city

November 13, 2016 12:16

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State militants two years ago, a military statement said on Sunday.

"Troops from the Ninth Armored Division liberated Nimrud town completely and raised the Iraqi flag above its buildings," the statement said. The town of Nimrud lies 1 km (less than 1 mile) west of the ruins of the old city.

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