Archive for July 29th, 2014


There is no evidence that the al-Tahera Church (of the Immaculate/Virgin Mary) in Mosul has been destroyed (yet)

Simone Muehl has continued to collate sources on Endangered Heritage Sites in Iraq for fact-checking and analysis. There have been reports that the Islamic State(1) has demolished the Chaldean al-Tahera Church of the Immaculate in the al-Shifa neighbourhood of Mosul, but there is no evidence that it has been destroyed yet. The reports in Iraqi News, Kurdistani media and Al Qurtas News all use false evidence to corroborate unevidenced government claims. (Still, the Caliphate’s plan for elimination of any and all non-conformist elements is already clear.)

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