Iraqi Forces Defused Six Bombs Hidden In Historic Al-Nuri Mosque

(MENAFN- Nam News Network) BAGHDAD, Jul 1 (NNN-NINA) – Iraqi explosive experts have defused six bombs, believed to have been planted by the Daesh militants years ago, in the historic al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, a Police source said, yesterday.

“They were homemade bombs planted in a complex way, but the explosive experts have dismantled them without causing any casualty,” Major Ahmed Saber from Mosul police, said.

He said, the site is now ready to resume the restoration work undertaken by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), which was halted after the reported discovery of bombs in the southern wall of the mosque's prayer hall a day earlier.

The Daesh blew up the al-Nuri Mosque and its iconic leaning minaret, on Jun 21, 2017, with deliberately placed bombs.

UNESCO has been overseeing efforts to rebuild the mosque and other heritage sites in Mosul, following the defeat of the Daesh.– NNN-NINA


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