ISIL removes cross from Mosul cathedral
July 17, 2014
The jihadist militant group that controls approximately 40% of Iraq and 30% of Syria has removed the cross from the dome of the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in Mosul, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.
After its conquest of Mosul, Iraq’s 2nd-largest city, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “imposed a poll tax on Christians, ordered all women to veil themselves, closed beauty salons and barber shops, and occupied churches,” the agency reported.
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