The Notre Dame fire serves as a poignant reminder of the sacred structures lost in Iraq and Syria in recent years.
Seizing the 850-year-old Grand al Nuri Mosque hands a symbolic victory to the Iraqi forces. Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi had declared his self-styled caliphate from this mosque three years ago.
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