Last pictures of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque
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Mosul mosque: Last pictures of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque

BBC Arabic filmed the al-Nuri mosque from the front line in Mosul, just hours before it was blown up.

Reporter Feras Kilani was with Iraqi counter-terrorism forces, who were just metres from the historic mosque and excited about retaking it.

The black flag of IS can be seen flying from the minaret.