ISIS Detonates Historical Clock Church from 1872 in Iraq’s Mosul

ISIS Detonates Historical Clock Church from 1872 in Iraq’s Mosul
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:30:27

ISIS terrorists destroyed one of the best known Christian historical monuments in the Iraqi city of Mosul – the so-called Clock Church, local media reported Monday, citing a source in the security services.

According to the Rudaw news agency, the terrorist group detonated several explosives in the church that was founded by the Dominican Order in 1872.

In February last year, the ISIS insurgents reportedly destroyed the clock on top of the church building, looting the entire contents of the church.

The ISIS has damaged multiple historic sites, as well as Christian and Muslim shrines and places of worship, after taking over the city in June 2014. The city has since served as the terror group’s stronghold.

Last week, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the United States would deploy additional 217 troops to Iraq to assist the local forces in the fight to retake the city of Mosul from the ISIS group, Sputnik reported.

 

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