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Video purports to show the destruction of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque

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Video purports to show the destruction of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque

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The Iraqi military’s Joint Operations Command has circulated a video which it claims shows the moment ISIS destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque.

The mosque’s 840-year-old leaning minaret, known as al-Hadba, was also destroyed as ISIS militants set off explosives inside on Wednesday, June 21, said Iraq’s Ministry of Defence.

Iraq’s military, along with the US-led coalition said the explosions took place as troops advanced on the area at night.

ISIS has claimed that a bomb dropped a coalition aircraft destroyed the buildings.