In Iraq : Nonviolent Resistance against ISIS

… over the weekend, residents of Mosul pushed back against ISIS destruction of local landmarks and shrines. When fighters from the Islamic State group loaded with heavy explosives converged on the site of the Crooked Minaret Mosulis living nearby rushed to the courtyard below the minaret, sat on the ground and linked arms to form a human chain to protect it, two residents who witnessed the event told The Associated Press on Monday.

They told the fighters, If you blow up the minaret, you’ll have to kill us too, the witnesses said.

The militants backed down and left, said the witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation from the militants.

AP News

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