Baghdadi leaves bitter legacy in Iraqi city of Mosul he terrorised

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By Raya Jalabi

When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took to the pulpit of Iraq’s historic al-Nuri mosque to declare his caliphate in 2014, residents of Mosul had no idea the extent to which their city would be devastated.

“This strange man we had never seen before took the podium instead of our regular imam,” said Fahd Qishmou, 48, who attended Baghdadi’s infamous speech, proclaiming himself “caliph” over millions of people in Iraq and Syria.

“He came to our mosque, a place of peace for us, and he turned it into...


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Baghdadi leaves bitter legacy in Iraqi city of Mosul he terrorised


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