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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dk841WX12c
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    this is from 2016
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    I hope there was no one in there
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    Follow the link and the title is:

    US Airstrike hits ISIS mosque in Mosul

    Did you create the thread to celebrate the destruction of an ISIS mosque or to complain about it?
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    (Original post by biglad2k16)
    I hope there was no one in there
    I hope there was some ISIS scum in there
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    Title should be "Precise US air strike destroys ISIS infested mosque".
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    Religious buildings like Mosques are protected under the law of armed conflict until they're used by armed combatants. Therefore, the US would have been justified carrying out the strike if Da'esh were using it.
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    Religious buildings like Mosques are protected under the law of armed conflict until they're used by armed combatants. Therefore, the US would have been justified carrying out the strike is Da'esh were using it.
    The problem is that such grounds can use religious buildings that civilians use to store weapons etc, so that they can then be targeted despite being mostly populated by civilians
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Follow the link and the title is:

    US Airstrike hits ISIS mosque in Mosul

    Did you create the thread to celebrate the destruction of an ISIS mosque or to complain about it?
    To complain. There were most likely civilians in there. Plus, bombing areas of religious or culutural significance breaks international law.
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    (Original post by Sharif92)
    To complain. There were most likely civilians in there. Plus, bombing areas of religious or culutural significance breaks international law.
    How do you know it was even American strike? The video doesn't show the platform the missile was launched from nor does it get an clear image of the weapon itself. How do you know that, if it was an American strike, that UAVs or other ISTAR assets hadn't been circling abve the building observing the pattern of life to ensure that there no civilians in the blast radius?
    It's worth noting, as I said in an earlier post, that the strike is lawful if the religious building is being used for military purposes.
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    There's no evidence to suggest this was a U.S airstrike, a Russian airstrike or a Syrian airstrike.

    Religious buildings are protected from war but if they're being used as weapons storage or hideouts for terrorists then it becomes a legitimate target in my eyes.
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    (Original post by Sharif92)
    To complain. There were most likely civilians in there. Plus, bombing areas of religious or culutural significance breaks international law.
    Not if they are being used by armed combatants.

    No thread about the numerous Mosques targeted by Muslims............

    As if.
 
 
 
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