The rebels, who are members of the Islamic State terror group, were filmed attacking centuries-old graves in the north-west city of Mosul in Ninevah province.
One of the devastated tombstones belonged to the Prophet Jonah (Younis in Arabic) and was revered by Muslims and Christians alike, according to Iraqi authorities.
The prophet, who is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Jonah, is best known for being swallowed by a fish or a whale.
No to ISIS
مرقد النبي يونس بعد تفجيره من قبل عصابات داعش
(Daash),bombs the (Yunus) Shrine in #Mosul
: Shrine of AL-Abbas ibn ali (AS) Aba al-Fadhil
#karbala #Iraq #VisitIRAQ
العتبه العباسيه #كربلاء #صور_من_بلادي_العراق
: The holly city of Najaf at night
مدينة النجف الأشرف
Traditional Iraqi Tea - Black and Lime tea served in a traditional glass cup (istikan). What’s your favourite
The citadel of Hewler in the centre of Erbil dates back to the 5th millennium B.C
منظر جوي لقلعة #اربيل التاريخية
Old Baghdad ❤️
: Al-Baghdadi to #Mosul Christians: “Choose one of these: Islam, the sword, al-Jiziya (tax) or till Saturday to flee”: #ISIS are tagging Christian houses with “ن” for “Nasarah” and Shia houses with “ر” for “Rawafed” #Iraq #mousl
Iraq | 60 Christian families have left #Mosul according to witnesses as al-Baghdadi deadline nears
ISIS put its name on the houses of Christians & Shabak in both al-Arabi & al-Sukar neighborhoods
من الموصل أم الربيعين ❤️
Mosul is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of the Nineveh Province, some 400 km northwest of Baghdad