UAE to fund the rebuilding of the Great Mosque of Al Nuri in Mosul

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The UAE has pledged to help rebuild one of the most famous mosques in Iraq. The country will fund the rebuilding the Great Mosque of Al Nuri in Mosul, which was destroyed last year by ISIS.

The Ministry of Culture has funded the UN’s heritage agency, Unesco, in a US$50.4 million (Dh185.1m) plan to rebuild the mosque, which was where ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi announced in 2014 that he had established a “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.


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