ISIS burns more than 8 thousand rare books, manuscripts in Central Library of Mosul


( A local source in Nineveh province revealed on Saturday that the ISIS militants had burned more than eight thousand rare books and manuscripts in the Central Library of Mosul.

The source said in an interview for, “The ISIS elements burned this evening the Central Library of Mosul in al-Fathilah area, which resulted in destroying more than eight thousand rare book and manuscripts, dating back to ancient historical eras in one of oldest libraries in Nineveh.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “People tried to prevent the terrorist group elements from burning the library, but failed.”


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