Islamic State destroys 100 religious shrines in Nineveh Plain


Islamic State destroys religious shrines in Kurdistan Region.

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Representative of Sunni Endowment Diwan in Kurdistan announced on Monday, that the self-proclaimed Islamic State group destroyed nearly 100 religious places, including churches and Yazidi shrines in Nineveh Plain.

Meriwan al-Naqshabandi, Representative of Sunni Endowment Diwan in Kurdistan, said in a statement, “The Islamic State group destroyed and destructed nearly 100 religious shrines, since imposing its control on villages and cities of Iraqi Kurdistan.”

“The majority of these places belong to Christianity, Yazdanism and Yarsanism (Kaka’i),” Naqshabandi added.
Naqshabandi also declared that all crimes committed by the Islamic State are documented by the concerned committee.

He also pointed out that the committee is now documenting and following the situations of women and girls freed from the extremist group.

“The majority of cases were transferred to two IDP camps in Dohuk Province, where liberated women are psychologically and physically rehabilitated, in cooperation with global organizations,” Naqshabandi explained.

The Kurdistan Regional Government formed a committee consists of Sunni Endowment Diwan, Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Ministry of Interior Affairs and Ministry of Culture, in order to document crimes committed by the Islamic state in Kurdistan Region.

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