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Terrorists in Syria Destroy Shrine of Prophet Ayub’s Wife

30 December 2013 11:33

13921009000297_PhotoIAl-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIl) terrorists destroyed the shrine of Prophet Ayub (Job)’s wife in Northwestern Syria.
The militants blasted the tomb of Setti Rahmah in Balshoun village in Jabal al-Zaviyah, Idlib countryside, in Northwestern Syria on Monday by blasting a number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in the shrine.

The Wahhabi Salafi and Takfiri Jihadists fighting against the Syrian government are notorious for destroying religious shrines and historical monuments. On December 2, a Takfiri terrorist group attacked the archeological city of Maaloula in Damascus Countryside and perpetrated sabotage acts in the city. The group broke into Thecla convent and kidnapped the Mother Superior and 12 nuns.

After the attack, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern over deliberate attacks on religious sanctities in Syria, and asked for the safety and security of the kidnapped nuns of Thecla convent in Maaloula.

Ban Ki-Moon voiced UN’s strong opposition to the targeting of people based on their religion, religious and ethnic belonging.

The statement pointed out that the UN Secretary General joins all the appeals to maintain the safety of the nuns and all the kidnapped in Syria, referring to the necessity for protecting the civilians in Syria.

The UN expressed extreme annoyance for targeting the worship places and representatives of the religions in Syria, asserting that those fears have recently increased after kidnapping 12 nuns of Thecla convent in Maaloula.

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