The militants accused the United States in the destruction of the main mosque of Mosul
MOSCOW, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in the Russian Federation) said that the main mosque the Iraqi city of Mosul al-Nouri destroyed by US air strike, said on Wednesday Agence France-Presse.
Earlier Wednesday, the Iraqi military said that the militants blew up the main mosque of Mosul al-Nouri and minaret. According to the commander of the operation to liberate the province of Nineveh, Masjid an-Nuri and minaret al Hadba militants blew up when the Iraqi military moved into the city, reaching convincing victories over the ISIS gangs. The Iraqi army later posted on his Facebook account a photograph of the destroyed mosque.
Sadly, this was inevitable. Mosul’s Nouri Mosque has been blown up. IS says air strike. More likely to have blown it up themselves. pic.twitter.com/1702KAJnOB
— Paul Adams (@BBCPaulAdams) 21 Jun 2017
The mosque is located in the old town in the West of Mosul, in the ongoing decisive battle. In July 2014, the leader of the Islamic state group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said in the mosque speech in which he proclaimed the creation of an international “Caliphate” and declared himself its head.