ISIS Destroys Historic Mosul Church
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Nov 25
St. George’s church, one of the oldest churches in Mosul has been destroyed by ISIS militants. The church was originally built in the late 1600s, then rebuilt in 1931.
ISIS members bombed the church saying, “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great.”
St. George’s is the latest of many churches in Mosul to be destroyed by the terrorist group.
Saad Mamuzin, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) 14th branch in Mosul said, "The organisation 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.”
Tensions are high in Iraq and Syria; at least 33 ISIS members were killed in Mosul and the surrounding area yesterday (Nov. 24).
Publication date: November 25, 2014