On Wednesday, June 21, the government of Iraq said that the militants «Islamic state» blew up in Mosul, the historic mosque of al-Nouri and the minaret of al-Hadba. Detailed material on this occasion, publishes Reuters.
It was in this mosque in July 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of a Caliphate «Islamic state».
The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi said in this context that the bombing of a mosque an-Nuri Islamic state admitted defeat and surrendered.
However, on the websites associated with ISIS published the approval of the leadership of this terrorist organization that mosque an-Nuri were destroyed in the air strike of the Western coalition under US leadership. The us military claim that any attacks on mosques do not apply.
At the end of may, when they begin the decisive offensive on Mosul, it was assumed that an 800-year old minaret of al-Hadba and the mosque of al-Nouri will be destroyed during the assault – either attacking, or jihadists are able to blow up the mosque with him.