The Assyrian International News Agency, based out of Chicago, is reporting that ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) has destroyed ancient Assyrian statues and artificats dating back 3000 years. ISIL was allied with Al Qaeda but lately a schism has developed between ISIL and AQ and AQ's official representate in Syria, the Al Nusra front. http://www.aina.org/news/20140517025551.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_International_News_Agency Note: I am unfaimiliar with AINA and MSM Western news agencies haven't started reporting this yet. I am posting this because it isn't surprising to hear about Salafists destroying ancient monuments. Taleban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas and the Saudis are destroying Muslim sites associated with those close to Muhammed.