ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS DESTROYED MONUMENT ‘THE GREAT MOSQUE ON AI NURI, MOSUL’ :

Islamic State terrorists blew up Mosul’s iconic 800-year-old leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself a ‘caliph.  With the destruction of the 800-year-old structure, Iraq has lost another piece of its heritage to the conflict, which may go on for longer.  In 2016, Islamic State forces took control of the desert city of Palmyra in the centre of Syria. Having no regard for history or heritage, the Islamic State destroyed the 2,000 year old Roman city, which UNESCO had tagged as a world heritage site.   Rediff.com : 23rd. June,17

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