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Watch: Drone captures ruins of landmark Mosul mosque

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Watch: Drone captures ruins of landmark Mosul mosque

Watch: Drone captures ruins of landmark Mosul mosque
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Footage has emerged of the famous Iraqi mosque that was blown up last week by ISIL.

The aerial pictures (see below) show what’s left of the al-Nouri mosque and the smouldering remains of nearby buildings.

The mosque’s site in Mosul is hugely symbolic – it was from here that ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the creation of a new “caliphate” in 2014.

Iraqi forces have now captured the area around the mosque, part of a wider operation to retake the city.