Empress Eugenie's Clock Church in Mosul

ISIS blows up Empress Eugenie’s Clock Church in Mosul

Islamic State jihadists have blown up one of Mosul’s best known remaining churches, known as the Clock Church after its tower, according to Iraqi news reports.

The clock tower was paid for by Empress Eugenie of France, wife of the last Emperor Napoleon III, as a gift to the Dominican Fathers who were building the church in the 1870s.