Historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri and al-Habda minaret in Mosul destroyed by Islamic State

Historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri and al-Habda minaret in Mosul destroyed by Islamic State

Islamic State militants have blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on June 21, along with its famous leaning al-Habda minaret, according to an Iraqi military statement.The Iraqi militarys media office distributed a picture taken from the air that appears to show the mosque and minaret flattened in the middle of the small houses of the Old City, the historic district where the militants are besieged.Iraqi officials had privately expressed the hope that the mosque could be captured in time for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. The first day of the Eid falls this year onJune 25 or 26 in Iraq. 4 days ago
Dashboard camera footage shows the moment Philando Castile was shot and killed

Dashboard camera footage shows the moment Philando Castile was shot and killed

Dash camera footage reveals the moment police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot dead Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota, US, on 6 July 2016. The squad car video, along with other evidence from the investigation, was released just four days after officer Yanez was acquitted in the death.The dashcam video shows what appears to be a routine traffic stop for a broken taillight quickly dissolving into deadly shooting. Castile, who had a permit to carry a gun, can be heard telling Yanez, Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me.Yanez responds, OK, dont reach for it, then...Dont pull it out.Im not pulling it out, Castile assures him.Dont pull it out, Yanez repeats.Castile manages to say, Im not! before Yanez opens fire. Yanez fires seven shots, fatally injuring Castile.I wasnt reaching, Castile can be heard saying softly after the shots end. 5 days ago