The Hunt: ISIS destroys the Great Mosque of al-Nuri

WASHINGTON — The 800 year old Great Mosque of al Nuri in Mosul, Iraq was destroyed Wednesday night. This was the mosque where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi famously announced the formation of its so-called “caliphate” in 2014. ISIS blamed the U.S. military for destroying the mosque.

But in this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Col. John Thomas, spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said that’s not the case.

J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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