Report: Al-Qaida-linked terrorists destroy Jewish graves in Syrian city

By JTA
September 25, 2013 19:55

Al-Nursa Front has reportedly demolished ancient Jewish mausoleums in Aleppo, according to Iranian media.




A fighter from Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo.

Al-Nusra fighter in Aleppo 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Al-Qaida-linked terrorists have allegedly demolished several ancient Jewish mausoleums in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

The graves were located in the historical town of Tadif, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency and other Iranian news outlets.

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The terrorists reportedly belong to the al-Qaida-backed al-Nusra Front.

A tomb said to be that of Ezra the Scribe is located in the town. It is unclear if it was one of the damaged grave sites.

Several religious sites in Syria have been destroyed in the country’s two-year civil war.



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