Destroyed—the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret

Destruction of heritage sites by ISIS has been extensive. In recent months, as anti-ISIS forces have been making military gains, particularly in the battle for Mosul, the human toll of the Syrian civil war and ISIS’s push to establish a caliphate have understandably dominated the news. Yet despite the gains against ISIS in Mosul, the destruction of heritage sites continues.


Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

By Marius Bosch and Maher Chmaytelli


June 22, 2017

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