Jewish tombs reportedly defiled in Aleppo
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Jewish tombs reportedly defiled in Aleppo

Iranian news outlets say Jabhat al-Nusra fighters destroyed graves in the Syrian city

This image uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday is purportedly of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists demolishing ancient Jewish mausoleums in Aleppo, Syria (photo credit: @Yasmeena_Hedaya via Twitter)
This image uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday is purportedly of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists demolishing ancient Jewish mausoleums in Aleppo, Syria (photo credit: @Yasmeena_Hedaya via Twitter)

Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists reportedly demolished several ancient Jewish mausoleums in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

The graves were located in the historical town of Tadif, according to the semi-official Iranian FARS news agency and other Iranian news outlets. The terrorists reportedly belong to the al-Qaeda-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. (Another site in Basra, Iraq also claims to be the site of Ezra’s tomb.)

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

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