Islamic State Destroys the Tomb of Jonah in Mosul


Militants from Islamic State (formerly ISIS) destroyed the Shrine of Yunus (Tomb of Jonah) Mosque in Mosul on Thursday, July 24, residents of the Iraqi city said. News reports quoting residents said that they were first barred from entering the mosque to pray and that militants laid out explosives around the structure and detonated them. This video shows the explosion.

We have been unable to locate a version of this video that we are confident is the original, but copies have been widely distributed. This version is one of the earliest. Credit: YouTube/unknown

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