Action grouping "Islamic state" (IG, is prohibited in Russia) blew up the mosque An-Nuri in Mosul Iraq. On Wednesday, June 21, reports Reuters with reference to the statement of the Iraqi military.
"The is militants have committed another historical crime-blowing up the mosque an-Nuri and its historical minaret of al-Hadba", — is told in the statement of the press service of the Iraqi army.
According to the Iraqi military, the mosque was blown up by militants when the army of Baghdad have moved into the city, pushing of terrorists.
The mosque, built in the XII century located in the old town of Mosul, where in recent times there are fights. In July 2014, the leader of the terrorists of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said in her speech, which proclaimed a "Caliphate" and declared himself its head.
14 June it was reported, the terrorists made a powerful offensive against the Iraqi military in Mosul, which was repulsed. The supporters have lost a few dozen people killed. At the same time, sources close to the Islamists, said destroyed during the offensive up to 40 police officers seized several checkpoints in the city, and knocked out eight armored vehicles of government forces.
11 may the Iraqi security forces promised to liberate the Western part of Mosul held by is militants, before the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, but that failed.
The second phase of the operation for the liberation of the city started in February, with the support of the international coalition led by the United States. In late March, Iraqi security forces stopped a massive attack due to the increased number of casualties, however, on April 14, the battle for the center of the city resumed.
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