ISIS destroys 200-year-old mosque in Mosul, Iraq

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Tuesday, 12 May 2015

In their latest destruction of historic landmarks in the city of Mosul, the ISIS terrorists has blown up the nearly 200-year-old Maryam Khatoon Mosque, a source inside the city has told.

“The ISIS fighters blew up Maryam Khatoon Mosque, which was a heritage site, located in Hawsh Khan neighborhood, in the west of Mosul,” the source said on Tuesday.

The mosque is believed to have been built in 1821 during the Ottoman Empire, which sapnned from 1534 to 1918.

Earlier this month, the ISIS has blown up the biggest mosque in the occupied city of Mosul’s western Badoush neighborhood.

In early March, it was reported that ISIS militants used explosives to demolish the much-loved 19th century Hamo mosque, deeming it sacrilegious.

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