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Rebels Blow Up Top Of Famed Ancient Minaret In Iraq

Iraqi rebels blew up the top of a towering centuries-old spiral minaret in the Iraqi city of Samarra, damaging one of the country’s prized national treasures. The top tier of the 52-metre (170-foot) Malwiya tower was blown off in the attack, said police Lieutenant Colonel Mahmoud Mohammed. The explosion left debris on the tower’s winding ramps and a jagged hole on the top level, an AFP reporter said.Full Story

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