Mosul’s landmark Great Mosque of al-Nuri to be rebuilt

The United Arab Emirates is to give $50m (£36m) to help rebuild a landmark mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul blown up by Islamic State militants.

The UN’s cultural agency said a five-year project would restore and reconstruct faithfully the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret.

The mosque is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the creation of a “caliphate” in 2014.

The jihadist group destroyed it three years later as Iraqi troops closed in.



1 reply

  1. Nice, but hopefully an even larger amount will be made available to repair all the destroyed housing for the population of Mosul (and the rest of the country)… (plus Syria and Libya and Yemen)…

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