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ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became ‘caliph’

mosul's nuri mosque
DESTROYED. This aerial view taken on June 21, 2017 and provided by Iraq’s Joint Operation Command reportedly shows destruction inside Mosul’s Nuri mosque compound. Joint Operation Command / Handout / AFP

The destruction of two of Mosul’s best-known landmarks comes on the fourth day of an Iraqi offensive backed by the US-led coalition to take the Old City

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jun. 22, 2014) — Jihadists on Wednesday, June 21, blew up Mosul’s iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself “caliph” in his only public appearance, Iraqi officials said. Continue reading ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became ‘caliph’