June 21, 2017 / 9:30 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. general condemns Islamic State's destruction of Mosul mosque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. general in Iraq called Islamic State militants' destruction of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret "a crime against the people of Mosul and all of Iraq."

"The responsibility of this devastation is laid firmly at the doorstep of ISIS," Army Major General Joseph Martin, who leads the U.S.-led coalition's combined joint forces land component, using an acronym for Islamic State.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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