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ISIS blows up historic Nuri Mosque, Hadba Minaret in Mosul - Iraqi official

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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 02:55 PM
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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.

ISIS blows up historic Nuri Mosque, Hadba Minaret in Mosul - Iraqi official

So I was staying on this for the last few hours. The Iraqi forces were edging closer and closer to the Mosque where ISIS declared the Caliphate in 2014, and then the terrorists decided to detonate and destroy the Mosque. I consider this the self destruct button, and ISIS is folding in Iraq and Syria. I had been updating my Mosul thread since this morning with videos of Iraqi forces approaching the Mosque. With only 300 fighters left in Mosul, I guess they would rather end it all in a hail of glory .

originally posted by: worldstarcountry
June, 18 2017 Footage of the mosque where Al-Baghdadi announced the "caliphate" in the distance as #Iraq's special forces advance towards it.

This just posted, looks like they are just steps away from that Mosque.

حلم مــذبووح Ⓜ️‏ @Ho198012
رجال الوعد الصادق ..!! امتار قليلة عن جامع_النوري (منصورين بعون الله)
(google translation)
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



Check out the Battle for Mosul for more updates!
Time to chase them to Africa and the Pacific!!
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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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Evil turns in upon itself, a great serpent devouring its tail.

WCGW?



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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I hope it was standing room only.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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So, Muslims blew up a Muslim place of worship did they?

They must be losing badly.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry

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.


edit on 6-21-2017 by worldstarcountry because: rotating image for eaier viewing



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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This doesn't really make sense, not that it will matter for, some.

Obviously.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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When World War I ended, there was a certain train car that Germany signed the surrender documents in.

When World War II began, Germany forced France to surrender in that very same train car.

As WW2 drew to a close, Germany blew up that train car, to make sure they wouldn't have to surrender in it again.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

How does it not make a certain amount of twisted sense?

This is the mosque where, to all intents and purposes, ISIS was born, or at least adopted. They're losing seemingly, why allow a "memorial" to their defeat to remain standing.

Pure spite. ...and if there's one thing Daesh knows, it's spite.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Probably a very close analogy.


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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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Now they are trying to claim we blew it up in an airstrike.

#Iraq | ISIS Amaq agency claims that #Nouri Mosque in #Mosul destroyed by American airstrikes



Nick
Detonation of the al-Nuri Mosque in #Mosul as seen from an Iraqi Special Operations Forces HMMWV. H/t @DerekBisaccio



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
Pure spite. ...and if there's one thing Daesh knows, it's spite.

For sure. When it comes to destructive anger, ISIS has few equals.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry




Time to chase them to Africa and the Pacific!!


Nope...time to eradicate them completely and totally.
Get them out in the open where there will be no civilian casualties and carpet bomb them into the abyss.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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In the black & white picture above, what is that small domed structure that's still standing? It looks like it would have been in the center of the mosque.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
It looks like maybe the actual Mosque itself still has its roof maybe?? Here is a recent image from google maps to compare.
I pointed to the Minaret and Mosque. In the drone image, the Minaret would have been to the left from the viewing angle.


a reply to: DrumsRfun
Well you know thats not how they operate. Which is why we are now fighting them also in the Philippines, Somalia, Nigeria. Who knows what else is coming soon.
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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

Ideally, absolutely!!

Easier said than done, as we all know. First rule of clandestine warfare...don't hide where you can be attacked without collateral damage. In the fourties and fifties, that wouldn't have mattered a whole lot, 'cause you couldn't attack wholesale without lots of collateral damage. Now? It's well known that it can be done...therefore, carpet bombing, unless they're out in the open, which they won't be if it can be avoided, is out.

But it's plain that something has to give. If they are being defeated by whomever, at this point I don't care who does it, they're going to be even more dangerous.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

I've taken a good look at the Google Maps picture, and I think it's the center section of the main building that's still standing.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Someone posted a video, certainly appears more of a "controlled demolition" than an air strike, that is for sure.
Looks like it was a local video being shown on their news???



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Definitely not an airstrike. We can dismiss that claim.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Anyone who believes it would have to be dense to think we would pick now to strike the Mosque while Iraq's soldiers were mere blocks away.

We could have hit it at any point in the last 3 years! WTF sense would it make to hit it on the eve of liberation???

Thats it, as far as I am concerned, Mosul is free in 48 hours or less.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Except they are far removed from the term 'muslim'.

Wahabists would be more accurate, no?



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