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Iraq declares end of caliphate

Iraq declares end of caliphate

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago. The seizure of the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque is a huge symbolic victory for the Iraqi forces.The fall of Mosul would in effect mark the end of the Iraqi half of the IS caliphate.

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