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Iraq

ISIS blows up ancient church in Mosul

By Rudaw 24/11/2014
Shiite mosque blown up in Tal Afar by the Islamic State. Photo: ISIS media
Shiite mosque blown up in Tal Afar by the Islamic State. Photo: ISIS media

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Islamic State (IS) militants blew up the St. George's Church and a nunnery in the city of Mosul on Monday, local sources aid.

A resident of Mosul told Rudaw that cries of Allahu Akbar ‘God is Great’ rose from many mosques in the city as Islamist militants blew up the church located in one of Mosul’s Arab neighborhoods.

Since its takeover of Mosul in June, the ISIS has blown up a number of churches, Shiite mosques and other ancient sites, including the shrine of Prophet Jonah.

Saad Mamuzin, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) 14th branch in Mosul believes that the latest bombings are the group’s revenge for their defeat on the battleground.

“The organization (ISIS) has once again turned to bombing churches and mosques after it lost popularity and many of its members to the airstrikes that have targeted strongholds in different areas of the city.”

The extremist group has also blown up Yezidi and Kakei shrines outside the city as thousands of Yezidi and Christians have fled their homes to the Kurdistan Region.

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Liberty Or Death | 24/11/2014
A special place in hell awaits these devils. The only religion or 'God' they represent is Satan
MALCOLM | 24/11/2014
"That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not; For there is none of you, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slip; Straining upon the start. The game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry 'God .. and Saint George!" by William Shakespeare.
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ܣܗܕܐ ܝܘܢܢ | 24/11/2014
Gulf States sick their dogs on those who contribute to civilization while living it up with booze and wild sex parties, being complete hypocrites to their Islamic promise of modesty and physical cleanliness...
Mohammed would be proud of Isis | 24/11/2014
At the first comment, that's not true. Isis represent Islam in its trust form. They are real Muslims. Real savages, Mohammed would be proud of them. . Other "Muslims" are hypocrites.
You | 24/11/2014
Individual responsibility. Satan has nothing to do with this.
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