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>> This is what's left of Mosul Museum, once home to a priceless collection, much of it nearly 3,000 years old. But now it's a monument itself to Islamic State's brutal destruction.>>
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It was not something they attempted to hide. Posting videos of the destruction online, shortly taking the city in 2015.
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The artifacts they said were images of idolatry and should therefore be destroyed. But it's now emerged not all of them were, only the ones too heavy to move.>>
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> This Iraqi officer explains how many of the smaller items looted were kept by the group as a potential source of income.
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While the museum has now been liberated, fighting still rages nearby.
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ere may not be much left of Mosul, but it's a battle both sides are desperate to win.