Doing what comes as second nature to the Islamic horde, destruction of civilizations.
Christian monastery that has stood for 1,400 years is destroyed in seconds: Satellite image reveals how ISIS reduced sacred Iraqi site to rubble
After: This image taken in September 2014, shows the site of the 1,400-year-old Christian monastery reduced to a field of rubble
- Dair Mar Elia, known as St. Elijah’s Monastery in English, has been completely levelled by ISIS
- The monastery, located south of Mosul, northern Iraq, was built in the 600s, making it 1,400 years old
- It was Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery and had recently functioned as a place of worship for U.S. troops
The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, which had survived for more than 1,400 years, has been reduced to a field of rubble by ISIS fighters, satellite images confirm.
St. Elijah’s Monastery, south of Mosul, northern Iraq, has been completely wiped out by the Islamist terrorist, joining a list of dozens of historical and religious sites purposely destroyed by the group.
Experts believe ISIS fighters would have used every measure available to destroy the monastery, which had most recently served as a place of worship for U.S. troops, including bulldozers, sledgehammers and possibly explosives.
Before: A satellite image taken in March, 2011, shows Dair Mar Elia, on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, before it was destroyed by ISIS.