Iraq ISLAMIC STATE mosques

Islamic (nazi) State blows up iconic mosque as Iraqi forces complete takeover of Mosul…….

Now comes the insurgency…..

ISIS ‘blows up’ the famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where leader al-Baghdadi declared so-called caliphate

  • The Iraqi army was moving in on Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old city earlier today
  • The soldiers got within 50m of the iconic mosque when ISIS militants blew it up 
  • ‘ISIS terror gangs committed another historical crime,’ Iraqi military said today
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance there in 2014
  • The terrorists’ flag has flown on its minaret ever since it captured Mosul that year

With its windy, narrow roads, the battle for Mosul's Old City is considered the deadliest in the operation (file photo of an airstrike near the Mosque in Mosul)


ISIS has blown up the iconic mosque where it announced its own so called caliphate in 2014, an Iraqi officer has said.


The terror’s group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance on the balcony of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul that year.


Iraq’s Joint Operation Command today released a satellite image showing the mosque lying in rubble.


The terror group is said to have blown it up to cover its escape as Iraqi soldiers advanced on the Grand Mosque in the Old City, ISIS’s last stronghold in Mosul.


‘Our forces were advancing toward their targets deep in the Old City,’ Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir Yarallah said today.

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