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.

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

By Marius Bosch and Maher Chmaytelli

Reuters

June 22, 2017

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