Iraqi Forces Say IS Destroyed Historic Tomb of Jonah in Mosul

Iraqi forces battling so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters this week made a grim discovery in a Mosul neighborhood, confirming reports from 2014 that the group had leveled the shrine that is said to have housed the tomb of the prophet Jonah, a key figure in the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions. “Counterterrorism forces liberated Nabi Yunis neighborhood and the tomb of Prophet Jonah and raised the Iraqi flag over the shrine after inflicting a great loss of life and equipment on...

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