People walk through the rubble of the Prophet Younis Mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants ISIS in the city of Mosul, July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a Shiite shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said Saturday.Jihadists destroyed the Nabi Shiyt (Prophet Seth) shrine in Mosul, the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" proclaimed last month by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sunni and Shiite religious officials have said ISIS militants had destroyed or damaged dozens of shrines and husseiniyas in and around Mosul since they overran part of the country six weeks ago.
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