Destroying Great Mosque of al-Nuri 'is Isis declaring defeat'

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Iraqi PM denounces levelling of Mosul building where Islamic State leader declared a caliphate three years ago

The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has said the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul is an admission by the militants that they are losing the fight for the country’s second-largest city.

One of Islam’s most venerated sites, the mosque has been destroyed by explosions as Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters who had holed up nearby.

Related: Isis’s destruction of Palmyra: ‘The heart has been ripped out of the city’

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