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Iraq reclaims Mosul mosque, declares end of ISIS caliphate

The Iraqi military announced Thursday that it has regained control of the historic Grand al-Nuri Mosque from ISIS, claiming its 'fictitious state has fallen.'

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After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State (ISIS) proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago, the Iraqi military said.