In Iraq, Islamic State militants blew up the main library of the city of Mosul, causing about 10,000 books to burn out.
As the director of the library said, after a powerful explosion, the three-story building was engulfed in flames, in addition, the terrorists staged a fire from books and manuscripts in the library courtyard. Among others, books that are considered to be the country's cultural heritage have been destroyed. According to militants, these books inflamed dissent. At the same time, information has emerged that over the past few weeks, terrorists have destroyed a number of Iraqi libraries. Killed more than 100 thousand books.