ISIL blamed for the destruction of Grand al-Nuri Mosque

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has blamed ISIL for the destruction of a centuries-old mosque in Mosul. The Grand al-Nuri Mosque is where ISIL's leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi declared a so-called Caliphate three years ago.

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    Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has blamed ISIL for the destruction of a centuries-old mosque in Mosul.

    The Grand al-Nuri Mosque is where ISIL's leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi declared a so-called Caliphate three years ago.

    Iraqi forces say they have video evidence to prove it.

    Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Erbil.


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