U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

Destruction of Sunni Mosque

In July 2014, ISIS destroyed the Iraqi Sunni Mosque of the Prophet Younis, believed to have held the tomb of the Prophet Jonah.

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Protection of Cultural Property

Alerts & News



The U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield is committed to issuing alerts when the preservation of cultural heritage anywhere in the world is threatened by armed conflict or natural disaster. Whenever possible, we do this in conjunction with our national and international partners and affiliates in order to reach a large audience.

Recent Alerts

June 17, 2014 USCBS Statement on the Protection of Iraqi Cultural Heritage Sites

February 6, 2014 USCBS Statement on Current Affairs in Egypt

September 10, 2013 USCBS letter to President Obama regarding the protection of Syria’s cultural heritage

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