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ISIS militants take sledgehammers to Mosul tombs
ISIS militants filmed taking sledgehammers to tombstones in Mosul, Iraq
Donning balaclavas and black clothing, they swung weapons into tombs. One grave belonged to Prophet Jonah, revered by Muslims and Christians. Rebels believe special veneration of tombs is against teachings of Islam. Comes as more than 50 bodies have been found in city south of Baghdad. Most of the bodies were blindfolded with gunshot wounds, said authorities. Investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of the killings
This is the shocking moment ISIS militants took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones – smashing them to pieces.
The rebels, who are members of the Islamic State terror group, were filmed attacking centuries-old graves in the north-west city of Mosul in Ninevah province.
Donning balaclavas and black coats, they swung sledgehammers into the tombs, causing pieces of dust and stone to fly through the air