Rumors circulated that the 12th century Hadba minaret was to be destroyed.
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The dynamiting of some of Mosul's most precious heritage has spurred a group of students and officers into the first act of armed resistance against the Iraqi city's jihadist rulers.ISIS fighters have faced few challenges in holding the city since they took it over seven weeks ago, with Kurdish forces grounded at its gates and routed government forces in disarray."The Mosul Brigades were supposed to come out of hiding later," he said, speaking from Kurdistan, where he had to flee when ISIS took Mosul June 10 .An officer in the newly formed resistance group who asked that his name not be published said snipers picked off four ISIS militants in three different parts of Mosul at the weekend. By blowing up some of the ancient city's revered heritage, Mosul's jihadist rulers may have become the architects of their own downfall, as fear slowly gives way to outrage.Mosul has a population of around 2 million while ISIS fighters in the city are thought to number between 5,000 and 10,000 .
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