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Iraq sees end to 'caliphate' as Mosul mosque retaken

11:51 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Yahoo News

Iraq sees end to 'caliphate' as Mosul mosque retakenIraq declared the Islamic State group's "caliphate" was coming to an end after it recaptured Mosul's iconic Nuri mosque Thursday, three years to the day after it was proclaimed by the jihadists. The jihadist group announced its self-styled "caliphate" on June 29, 2014, encompassing swathes of territory its fighters overran in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. "Counter-Terrorism Service forces control the Nuri mosque and Al-Hadba (minaret)," said Iraq's Joint Operations Command.


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