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.
[ UAE launches greatest cultural restoration project in Iraq to revive Al Nuri mosque ]
[ UAE funds rebuilding of Mosul’s Al Nuri Mosque and historic minaret ]
[ Restoring Mosul's lost treasures one byte at a time ]