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Video shows ‘Jonah’s tomb’ in Mosul being blown up

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The radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has destroyed what is supposed to be the tomb of Jonah, a prophet revered in both the Quran and the Bible.


“ISIS militants have destroyed the shrine of Prophet Younis (Jonah) east of Mosul city after they seized control over the mosque completely,” a security source, who kept his identity anonymous, told the Iraq-based al-Sumaria News.


A witness who did not wish to give his name said that ISIS militants “first stopped people from praying in it, they fixed explosive charges around and inside it and then blew it up in front of a large gathering of people,” according to Agence France-Presse.


An endowment official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, and Mosul residents told AFP it took the Sunni extremists an hour to rig the shrine with explosives.