Mortars Fired at Samarra Mosque Stoke Fears of Renewed Iraq Civil War

July 1, 2014 10:44 AM

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Mortars Fired at Samarra Mosque Stoke Fears of Renewed Iraq Civil War

Not the gates of Baghdad – which militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) - have vowed to overrun – but the gates of one of Shiite Islam’s holiest sites, and a potential trigger for all-out civil war.

Mortars landed overnight at the golden-domed al-Askari mosque and injured at least 14 people, according to Reuters.

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