Acid Jordi (@Aceeeeeed) shared video frames that showed that ‘#ISIS destroyed another ancient #Yazidi #Ezidi Shrine in the #Sinjar area’. They were taken from an official release of the Nineveh Mandate of the Islamic State. It was yet another advertising brochure for death and destruction. Êzidî Press (@EzidiPress) is still trying to confirm whether or not it is Quba Memê Reşan (Meme Reshan Shrine), but the building has distinctively Yezidi architecture, and the images are not fake, so the Islamic State is continuing its programme of genocide.
Christopher Jones has maintained his round-ups of heritage in peril in Iraq and Syria, with an inevitable focus on the Islamic State, and has started work on the future of war and archaeology in the Middle East (archaeological working in para-state-controlled territory – ‘ethics, legal issues, appropriation of research by local politics, etc.’).