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Iraqi Military Claims Capturing Iconic Mosque

Iraqi Military Claims Capturing Iconic Mosque


The Iraqi army announced the recapture of a Mosul temple that reminded of the only public statement that urged the prime minister Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to obey the Muslims. As soon as the militant groups declared a caliphate across Iraq and Syria, the Islamic state group announced the recapture of the Islamic mosque that was demolished last week three years after the Iraqi army was closed. The Joint Operations Command said in a statement that "the counter-terrorist unit controls the Nouri Mosque and Al-Habar (minaret)."

After the senior special commander said the pope did not actually return, the operational instructions made it clear that the Iraqi army had "isolated" the Iraqi army and "made its way towards completing the goal". The mosque and its famous Al-Hadba (hunchback) leaning minaret were Mosul landmarks and have an important significance in the history of Iraqi IS.

The Iraqi national TV fired a banner on Thursday called "The Fall of the Mythical State". IS is an Arabic play entitled "Caliphate". Baghdad appeared in Friday prayers at the Nouri Mosque in 2014. The second city appealed to the Muslims to obey him.

Three years later, Baghdad's fate and location were unknown, and IS lost many territories in 2014. The militants blasted the mosques and minarets on June 21, with the desperate resistance to the Iraqi military advance. Iraqi and US-led anti-IS officials say the destruction of the area is a sign that militants have lost Mosul immediately. Prime Minister Heidel al-Assad called it the official declaration of defeat.

It was shocked by the loss of the iconic 12th-century minaret, one of the country's most famous monuments, also known as the Tower of Pisa in Iraq.

Heritage has been destroyed.

But this destruction has been widely expected, with the commanders saying that the Iraqi army could not have won a tremendous symbolic victory by withdrawing the Iraqi army. The Amaq propaganda agency claims it was attacked by US air strikes, but the US-led coalition claimed it was "a militant who destroyed one of Mosul and one of Iraq's great treasures."

Russia said it was trying to determine whether the soldiers who had carried munitions by air raids in Syria last month were killed for months by an unknown IS leader. The mosque in Mosul's old town is the latest of a recent list of valuable heritage and historical monuments that IS destroyed during the three-year reign of Iraq and Syria.

The minaret, which was built in 1172 and traded for centuries, appeared in Iraq's 10,000 dinar bills and was the main symbol of Iraq's second city. Numerous restaurants, companies and the sports club of Mosul have been named.

IS reported that in June 2014, after occupying the heart of the Sunni region of Iraq, Hadba was manipulated as an explosive device, but was unable to blow up Hadba by locals. The armed forces consider the awe of objects such as heresy.

Three days after the government launched an attack on the Old City, the destruction of the mosque occurred. It is believed that about 100,000 people will still be trapped in the earth by IS, who has used civilians as human shields to defend their last boldness in Mosul.

The area still under the control of the armed forces is a dangerous situation due to the small but narrow streets and the presence of too many civilians. The armed forces are fiercely resisting the Old City, mortar fire and a large number of booby traps delaying the advance of Iraq.

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