Al-Nuri Mosque Blown up by IS in Battle for Mosul

  • IS has now blown up Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul as per Iraqi forces. This is an ancient landmark that is well known for its leaning minaret. It was here in 2014 that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a caliphate. IS has however claimed that it is US aircraft that has destroyed said mosque. This information has been published in Amaq, its news outlet. Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has said that the destruction of this mosque can be taken as IS officially declaring its defeat.

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