Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret.
9 November, 2017 The caliphate's collapse: A look at Islamic State losses BEIRUT (AP) — The withdrawal of the Islamic State group from the last town under its control caps a series of major defeats in recent months that have virtually eliminated its self-styled caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
22 June, 2017 IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged.
23 June, 2017 US condemns Islamic State demolition of Mosul mosque The Al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret were levelled on Wednesday evening as US-backed Iraqi forces closed in on jihadist hold-outs in the northern city. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi once exploited the powerful symbolism of the...