WATCH: Iraqi Forces Attack Mosul Mosque Where Islamic State Declared ‘Caliphate’

FRANCE 24 reports: A report from the front line of the battle for Mosul shows Iraqi forces closing in on the mosque where Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a “caliphate” in June 2014.

The battle for Mosul may be nearing its end, as Iraqi forces move within sight of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, where the IS group proclaimed its so-called caliphate.

Baghdadi is believed to have fled the former IS group bastion sometime before Iraqi security forces – backed by air support from the anti-IS group coalition – surrounded the city.

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