'Mosul Brigades' vows to resist Islamic State

Destruction of shrines by Sunni rebels in Iraq's second city triggers the formation of a resistance group.

    Support for the Islamic State group appears to be waning in the Iraqi city of Mosul after several religious shrines were destroyed.

    Nearly two months after Sunni rebels took over Iraq's second city, the destruction of national icons and mosques have birthed a resistance group in northern Iraq.

    The group, which calls itself the Mosul Brigades, has claimed to have already killed seven Islamic State fighters.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Erbil.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.