Middle East VIDEO: The ruined shrine of Prophet Jonah in Mosul

VIDEO: The ruined shrine of Prophet Jonah in Mosul
The ruined shrine of Prophert Jonah in the center of Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

MOSUL, Iraq (Kurdistan24) – The shrine belonging to Prophet Jonah remained extensively destroyed since the Islamic State (IS) detonated the tomb in mid-2014.

In the video below, Kurdistan24 correspondent Masoud Mohammed walks inside the shrine and explores the damage caused to the site by the extremist group after the area was recently liberated by Iraqi forces.

The tomb, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, was detonated by the insurgent group in July 2014.

The extremists planted explosives inside and around the tomb which were then detonated remotely.

Iraqi and Peshmerga forces launched the Mosul military operation on Oct. 17, 2016, and continue to push IS to the western part of the city.

According to Iraqi Counter-Terrorism commanders, the battle against the extremist group would be easier in the west compared to the eastern part of the city.


Editing by Karzan Sulaivany