According to incoming information from Mosul, in the past two days remaining in the city, the militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» began to retreat to located in the Kasbah mosque of al-Nuri.
Here, on in advance prepared positions, the jihadists are going to give the last battle coming from three directions to the enemy: the Iraqi army, Kurdish militia, backed by the US and satellites Iran to Shiite militants.
Mosque an-Nuri has to play a symbolic value. Here was the only public appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the leader of the group proclaimed Caliph of the «Islamic state».
The mosque is the famous leaning minaret of al-Hadba. It is assumed that an 800-year old structure will be destroyed during the assault – either attacking, or jihadists are able to blow up the mosque with him.