ISIS destroys Sufi shrines in Libya

Daily Mail publishes photos of fighters using bulldozer

11 March, 17:26

    Isis destroys a sufi temple in Libya (images relaunched by the Daily Mail) Isis destroys a sufi temple in Libya (images relaunched by the Daily Mail)

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, MARCH 11 - The Islamic State (ISIS) has reduced a number of Sufi shrines in Libya to rubble, reported the Daily Mail on Tuesday.

    The newspaper published photos showing militants destroying a Sufi shrine using a sledgehammer and a bulldozer. The photos were reportedly taken from a site run by the Tripoli branch of ISIS, but it is unclear when the destruction occurred. Sufi sites and especially the tombs of saints have been targeted in the past by other Libyan extremist groups.

    After the destruction of statues in Mosul museums and the Hatra site in Iraq in recent days, concerns have arisen that the jihadists may desecrate Libyan archaeological sites as well, targeting in particular Greco-Roman ones.(ANSAmed).

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