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Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq’s prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. ...

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Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate’

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq’s military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed ...

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Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces said they began a push on Wednesday toward the mosque of Mosul, where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago. Reuters: World News

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Police say Muslim girl’s killing near Virginia mosque was not hate crime

(Reuters) – A man accused of killing a teenage Muslim girl appeared in a Virginia court on Monday morning to face a murder charge, the court clerk’s office said, as police said the killing was not being investigated as a ...

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Muslim teen assaulted outside U.S. mosque, found murdered in Virginia

(Reuters) – A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities ...

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Several injured after vehicle rams people leaving London mosque: witnesses

LONDON (Reuters) – Several people were injured in north London early on Monday after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque, witnesses said, in what British police described as a “major incident”. Reuters: Top News

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Bomb near mosque in northwest Pakistan kills at least 22, wounds dozens

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A bomb apparently targeting a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Parachinar killed at least 22 people on Friday and wounded dozens in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. Reuters: World News

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Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi army helicopters strafed and fired rockets at Islamic State positions in Mosul’s Old City on Sunday as troops on the ground closed in on the strategic and symbolic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque. Reuters: World ...

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Pentagon denies striking mosque in Syria, says it killed al Qaeda militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Friday denied accusations by a Syrian rebel group that the United States had targeted a mosque in Syria and, in a rare move, showed an aerial image to illustrate the mosque was intact and ...

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Iraqi troops seize main bridge, advance on mosque in battle for Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State for Mosul took control of a main bridge over the Tigris river on Wednesday and advanced towards the mosque where the group’s leader declared a caliphate in 2014, federal police ...

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