ISIS has released a video purporting to show its religious police burning hundreds of Christian books, according to Mail Online.

The video footage shows a militant throwing pamphlets, bearing a cross on the front cover, onto a bonfire. It was posted on 13 March by its news agency, Amaq, with the title: “Diwan of education destroys Christian instruction books in Mosul”.

The Diwan Al-Hisba – or Chamber of Morality Police – was set up by ISIS soon after seizing swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in June 2014, and is responsible for enforcing Sharia.

In February 2014 it destroyed about 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts when it blew up Mosul’s main library.

The footage has not yet been independently verified.