ISIS have reportedly destroyed the historical Clock Church inside the provincial capital of the Nineveh Province (Mosul) on Monday.
The terrorists detonated several explosives to destroy the historical church which was established by the Dominican Order in 1872, according to Iraqi news reports
Fars News reports:
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No photos or video footage has been released to confirm this report, however the church has been the target of terrorist attacks in the past.
Earlier reports also said that the ISIL terrorist group has destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh, a British archaeological studies institute in Iraq reported earlier this month.
The destruction of the ancient structure, also called the Mashqi Gate, has been confirmed by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and the Antiquities Department in Baghdad hasn’t denied the demolition.
The terrorists demolished the 2,000-year-old gate using military equipment, activists in Mosul said.
As for the gate, other reports suggested that the ISIL terrorists were dismantling it and selling separate blocks.
The historic Mishqi gate, which was discovered in 1968, is believed to be one of the ancient gates in Eastern Nineveh province.
#ISIL group destroy latin Church in #Mosul, which was opened in 1873 as #Christians continue to face persecution. pic.twitter.com/RdVphBwEgH
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