ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul – Iraqi military

Adam BaderLast Update : Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 9:28 PM
ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul – Iraqi military

The iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq has been blown up by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, news agencies report citing the Iraqi military.

The historical mosque in the Old City was particularly famous for its leaning minaret.

The entire structure has been destroyed, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing an Iraqi military statement.

Previously, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had declared the Islamic caliphate in the mosque, AP reported citing an Iraqi officer.

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