THE MOSUL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES: Iraqi forces seize ancient site of Hatra from IS. Full extent of terror group’s damage to well-preserved ruins at UNESCO world heritage site unclear (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE, AFP). Hatra was an important Aramaic-speaking city on the Silk Road in late antiquity. The archaeological site was bulldozed by ISIS in March of 2015.
Past posts on Hatra since it was captured by ISIS in 2014 are here, here, here, here, and here. Some past posts pertaining to the Mosul Campaign are collected here (cf. here).