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Mosul's Famed Mosque And 'Hunchback' Minaret, Destroyed By ISIS, Will Be Rebuilt

The United Arab Emirates says it will contribute $50.4 million to fund the restoration in the Iraqi city. UNESCO called it an "unprecedented cooperation to rebuild cultural heritage in Iraq."
Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri was destroyed in June 2017 by ISIS as government forces closed in on the city. The United Arab Emirates will contribute $50.4 million to restore the mosque and other cultural landmarks. Source: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

The United Arab Emirates will contribute $50.4 million to rebuild a mosque and cherished leaning minaret that were destroyed after the Iraqi city of Mosul was overrun by the Islamic State.

On Monday the UAE, Iraq and the United Nations signed an agreement that Audrey Azoulay, director-general of the U.N.'s cultural agency, she said it was "the largest and [most] unprecedented cooperation to rebuild cultural heritage in Iraq ever."

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