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Rooms are warm and beautifully arranged, with headboards and bedposts that recall the dome and minarets of the nearby Blue Mosque, with views of the courtyard.
The 850-year-old brick minaret at Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri, where the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had proclaimed victory in July 2014.
Some fell at the hands of militants who demolished infrastructure as the Iraqi military moved in, including the iconic Al Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret, and some were casualties of coalition airstrikes.
Their black flag had been flying from al-Hadba (The Hunchback) minaret since June 2014.
As government forces closed in around the Old City, last month ISIS destroyed the al-Nuri Mosque and leveled its famous leaning minaret.
The recent bombing of the al-Nuri Mosque and the al-Hadba minaret left perhaps the deepest wound on the citizens of Mosul.
The mosque’s distinctive minaret, which once leaned like the Tower of Pisa, was reduced to a broken stump.
Much of the mosque and brickwork minaret was reduced to rubble, said a Reuters TV reporter who went to the site with the elite units that captured it.
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