ASIA/IRAQ - The coalition raid on Mosul devastates a church

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 area crisis  

Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - On the night between Monday 18 and Tuesday, January 19, the air strikes carried out by the international coalition of Mosul - conquered in June 2014 by jihadists of the Islamic State (Daesh) - hit the Syriac Orthodox Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in the market area. Local sources reported to website that the church was occupied by elements of the Caliphate, and was devastated by the bombing it suffered. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 20/01/2016)