IS group destroys, pillages ancient Syrian, Iraqi sites in acts decried as war crimes

March 6, 2015 3:00 PM

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IS group destroys, pillages ancient Syrian, Iraqi sites in acts decried as war crimes

FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, July 27, 2014, a bicyclist rides by the destroyed old Mosque of The Prophet Jirjis in central Mosul, Iraq. Islamic state militants have destroyed the centuries old Mosque of the Prophet Younis - believed to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah - and the Mosque of the Prophet Jirjis, two revered ancient shrines in Mosul. (AP Photo, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the tilted minaret mosque in busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. Islamic state militants have threatened to destroy Mosul's 850-year old Crooked Minaret, but residents surrounded the structure, preventing the militants from approaching...

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