Mosul Old Town and Al Nouri Mosque

Images of the remains of the Al Nouri Mosque in Mosul Old Town from where Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi proclaimed the Islamic State Caliphate on 4 July 2014. The mosque was destroyed on 21 June 2017 at 2150 by IS as the caliphate was crumbling. The picture included here of an explosion next to Al Nouri Mosque was taken at 0929 on 21 June 2017 some 12 hours before its destruction.