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Islamic State destroys public library in Mosul

February 24, 2015

The forces of the Islamic State have demolished the public library in Mosul, Iraq, and the thousands of volumes it contained.

The library in Mosul had been looted and vandalized after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, but the collection had been mostly restored through the work of wealthy local families.

The library was destroyed by crude explosive devices.

 


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