Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqis lay the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul’s Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or “the hunchback,” were where IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance to declare a self-styled “caliphate” after sweeping into Mosul in 2014.

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqis lay the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul’s Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or “the hunchback,” were where IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance to declare a self-styled “caliphate” after sweeping into Mosul in 2014.

Fight for Caliphate? Saddam-era officials likely to head ISIS if Al-Baghdadi dead

Experts have been speculating over who could replace ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, if his death is confirmed. It follows reports of him being possibly killed by a Russian air strike.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

RAW: ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul

ISIS destroyed Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said. The mosque, which is also known as Mosul’s Great Mosque, is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared an ‘Islamic caliphate’ in 2014, shortly after Mosul was overrun by militants. The minaret, which leaned like Italy’s Tower of Pisa, had stood for more than 840 years.

Credit: US CENTCOM

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became ‘caliph’

Jihadists on Wednesday blew up Mosul’s iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself “caliph” in his only public appearance in 2014, an Iraqi commander said. IMAGES on Thursday of the location where the Nuri Mosque and the Hadba used to be

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike – MoD

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 10, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Protest held in Barcelona against unofficial vote on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, protesters burn door of Mexico’s National Palace over news that dozens of missing university students were killed, coalition air strikes in Iraq may or may not have injured or killed the Islamic State’s top leader, and Syrian children demand to go to school after the Islamic State shut theirs down.

SPAIN
Catalan Referendum Meets Resistance
Far-right protesters burned flags and chanted fascist slogans in Barcelona on Sunday as a million people turned out to participate in the symbolic vote.

MEXICO
Heightened Tensions Following News of Missing Students’ Deaths
A group of angry protesters set fire to the wooden door of the National Palace in Mexico City on Saturday.

IRAQ
Condition of Islamic State Leader Unclear Following Air Strikes
Coalition air strikes near the city of Mosul targeted senior members of the group, but details surrounding the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are still murky.

SYRIA
Children Demand Their School is Reopened
The Islamic State has reportedly shut down schools to review and amend curriculum to include more religious studies.

Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com

Follow VICE News here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews
Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

ISIS Chief Critically Wounded in US Air Strike on Extremist Leaders’ Convoy

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reportedly been “critically” injured in a US-led airstrike in Iraq that targeted a convoy of military vehicles allegedly carrying a group of senior ISIS members.

Full story: http://fedgeno.com/links/isis-chief-critically-wounded-in-us-air-strike-on-extremist-leaders-convoy

Source: http://rt.com/news/203587-isis-convoy-us-airstrike/