On April 26th 2017, the ruins were reclaimed by Iraqi soldiers from Islamic State terrorists who had previously captured the area encompassing the ancient city along the course of their illegal occupation of Iraqi territories.
- "قائممقام الحضر في نينوى يحذر من اتساع رقعة التصحر في القضاء". All Iraq News. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
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