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URGENT: ISIL loots and destroys Shia mosques near Kirkuk

A picture of a Shiite shrine before and during detonation, published by ISIL as it is in the village of Bashir
A picture of a Shiite shrine before and during detonation, published by ISIL as it is in the village of Bashir.

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) On Thursday, according to a security source and witnesses in the province of Kirkuk, the militants of the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant looted and blew up Shiite mosques and religious shrines in the village of Bashir of Taza, south of the province.

The source said, in an interview for IraqiNews.com, that “The militants of ISIL blew up religious shrines, Shiite mosques and the headquarters of the parties in the village of Bashir (35 km south of Kirkuk), noting that” the bombings did not result in any human infections.”

Another picture published by ISIL showing a mosque before and during blown up. It is said that in the village of Bashir
Another picture published by ISIL showing a mosque before and during blown up. It is said that in the village of Bashir.

For his part, a witness said, in an interview for IraqiNews.com, that “the insurgents blew up the Shiite mosques, religious shrines and a number of headquarters of the parties and the Iraqi army in the village of Bashir.”

The organization of ISIL published “a collection of images that emphasize the elements to blow up the Shiite mosques and religious shrines in the village of Bashir Bashir of Taza, south of Kirkuk, inhabited by a majority of Turkmen Shiites.

The militants of ISIL dominated the village of Bashir on June 16, 2014, after violent clashes with armed volunteers from the villagers.



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