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MOSUL, Iraq — ISIS militants have blown up Al-Nuri Mosque and Al-Hadba Minaret in western Mosul, the spokesperson of the Iraqi joint operation command Yahya Rasoul told Rudaw on Wednesday night.
It is located in the Old Mosul. The site is where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself caliph of the so-called Islamic State on June 29, 2014.
After a long siege, the Iraqi Army on Sunday launched a three-pronged final offensive against ISIS’s last pocket in Mosul, the Old Mosul district in the western half of the war-torn city.
The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced that the army, Counter-Terror Forces (ICTS) and Iraqi Federal Police are taking part in the final battle to liberate the Old Mosul district.
حلم مــذبووح Ⓜ️ @Ho198012
رجال الوعد الصادق ..!! امتار قليلة عن جامع_النوري (منصورين بعون الله)
Men of the Fulfilled Promise .. !! A few meters from the mosque of Al-Nuri (Mansurin with the help of God) 🇮🇶 # Old Mosul # Mosque of Al-Nuri # Battle of Mosul
Iraqi Day 🇮🇶
The Civilians of #Mosul are more important than Al-Nuri mosque. We won and we wiped out the shortest caliphate ever to exist. #Iraq
First image of Al-Nuri Mosque after #ISIS detonated in #Mosul Old city.
Detonation of the al-Nuri Mosque in #Mosul as seen from an Iraqi Special Operations Forces HMMWV. H/t @DerekBisaccio
Time to chase them to Africa and the Pacific!!