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Iraq: Drone captures ruins of Great Mosque of al-Nuri and Old City of Mosul01:19

Iraq: Drone captures ruins of Great Mosque of al-Nuri and Old City of Mosul

Iraq, Mosul
June 23, 2017 at 18:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Drone footage from Friday showed the extent of damage after weeks of airstrikes and fighting in the Old City of Mosul, Friday.

Images showed smoke over the city, as well as the ruins of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, that was reportedly destroyed by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Wednesday.

The military operation against IS in the embattled city of Mosul began on October 17 last year. IS captured the city in 2014, and the offensive is now fronted by the Iraqi military and a coalition of forces, against IS.

Iraq: Drone captures ruins of Great Mosque of al-Nuri and Old City of Mosul01:19
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Drone footage from Friday showed the extent of damage after weeks of airstrikes and fighting in the Old City of Mosul, Friday.

Images showed smoke over the city, as well as the ruins of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, that was reportedly destroyed by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Wednesday.

The military operation against IS in the embattled city of Mosul began on October 17 last year. IS captured the city in 2014, and the offensive is now fronted by the Iraqi military and a coalition of forces, against IS.

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