baghdad - The Iraqi army has this weekend in his own words taken the place Nimrud on the eastern bank of the Tigris River. The ouster of the extremist Islamic State (IS) is part of the attempt to recapture the city of Mosul. That city is located approximately 30 kilometers north.
Nimrud is the place where once was the capital of a great Assyrian empire. The ruins of Nimrud from antiquity are destroyed by IS according to observers.