There is no evidence yet that the Shrine of al-Sakhurji (Mosul, Iraq) has been destroyed (2nd September 2014)

This is the second of five posts that are based on the efforts of the team for Monuments of Mosul in Danger. So far, there is no secure evidence of the destruction of the Shrine of al-Sakhurji.

Again according to Radio Nawa, on the 2nd of September, the Islamic State also destroyed the Shrine of al-Sakhurji.

False evidence of destruction of either the Shrine of al-Imám Abd al-Rahman or the Shrine of al-Sakhurji (Radio Nawa, 2nd September 2014)

False evidence of destruction of either the Shrine of al-Imám Abd al-Rahman or the Shrine of al-Sakhurji (Radio Nawa, 2nd September 2014)

As I explained in the first post, Karel Nováček fact-checked the report and found that the ‘blasted qubba in the image is in fact the Tomb and Shrine of Ahmad ar-Rifa’i in Al-Mahlabiyah neighbourhood, west of Mosul’, which was destroyed in late June.

Correction of false evidence of destruction of either the Shrine of al-Imám Abd al-Rahman or the Shrine of al-Sakhurji (Miroslav Melčák, 2nd September 2014)

Correction of false evidence of destruction of either the Shrine of al-Imám Abd al-Rahman or the Shrine of al-Sakhurji (Miroslav Melčák, 2nd September 2014)

Still, I share Nováček’s pessimism that there probably is a new campaign of destruction.

Notes

The Islamic State has also been known as the Caliphate, Da’ash, Da’esh, Da’ish, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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