St. George’s Monastery (Mar Gurguis) was named after St. George. Most probably it was built late in the 17th century. ISIS burned and looted the monastery of St. George in Mosul in July. The monastery and its crosses were destroyed.
The Islamic State (IS) militants blew up the St. George’s Church and a nunnery in the city of Mosul on Monday, local sources aid.
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A resident of Mosul told Rudaw that cries of Allahu Akbar ‘God is Great’ rose from many mosques in the city as Islamist militants blew up the church located in one of Mosul’s Arab neighborhoods.
Since its takeover of Mosul in June, the ISIS has blown up a number of churches, Shiite mosques and other ancient sites, including the shrine of Prophet Jonah.
Saad Mamuzin, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) 14th branch in Mosul believes that the latest bombings are the group’s revenge for their defeat on the battleground.