AP/alarabiya, Unraveling history: Demolition of Basra’s minaret sparks cultural preservation debate, 20 July 2023

“In the early hours Friday morning, the 11-meter-high (33-foot-high) minaret was razed to the ground, with the governor of Basra attending the demolition, igniting a wave of social media backlash among advocates for the preservation of Iraq’s cultural heritage.”


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