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Nearly 12 meters of historical Kirkuk Qishla collapsed

The collapse of the western side of Kirkuk Qishla. File photo.
The collapse of the western side of Kirkuk Qishla. File photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – The Department of Antiques in Kirkuk Province announced on Monday, that nearly 12 meters of Qishla building collapsed after the cracks that appeared in its walls.

The head of the department Iyad Tariq said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today, some of the western side parts of kirkuk Qishla collapsed following the appearance of obvious cracks in its walls,” adding that, “The Qishla stones started to fall.”

Tariq pointed out, “Qishla could collapse completely if the government didn’t restore its building,” indicating that, “Qishla of Kirkuk is one of the most important historical sites in the city.”

Earlier this month the antiques expert Mahmoud Afifi warned of the collapse of Qishla due to the obvious cracks that appeared in its walls, while considered it one of the most important archaeological sites in Kirkuk.


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