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Over 100 shrines destroyed by ISIS in northern Iraq



Representative of Sunni Endowment Diwan in Iraq’s Kurdistan region announced on Monday, that the self-proclaimed Islamic State group destroyed nearly 100 religious places, including churches and Yazidi shrines in Nineveh Plain, IraqiNews reported.

“The Islamic State group destroyed and destructed nearly 100 religious shrines, since imposing its control on villages and cities of Iraqi Kurdistan,” Meriwan al-Naqshabandi, Representative of Sunni Endowment Diwan in Kurdistan said in a statement,

“The majority of these places belong to Christianity, Yazdanism and Yarsanism (Kaka’i),” the statement continued.


“The majority of cases were transferred to two IDP camps in Dohuk Province, where liberated women are psychologically and physically rehabilitated, in cooperation with global organizations,” Naqshabandi explained.

The Kurdistan Regional Government formed a committee consists of Sunni Endowment Diwan, Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Ministry of Interior Affairs and Ministry of Culture, in order to document crimes committed by the Islamic state in Kurdistan Region, IraqiNews explained.

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