Mosul Mosque – level 1

11-09-2020 15:00

The Grand Mosque is in Iraq. It is in the city of Mosul, near the Tigris River. It is the largest mosque in Mosul. In the past, its name is Saddam Mosque. The name changes when the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s regime falls.

Workers start to build the mosque in the 1990s. However, the mosque is still not complete today. Some events stop the work in the past.

During Saddam Hussein’s regime, the political situation in Iraq is difficult. Later, the terrorist group ISIS fights in Iraq. ISIS destroys many mosques and other buildings, too. In 2017, Iraqi soldiers win in Mosul.

Luckily, ISIS does not destroy this mosque. It is possible to fix it. In 2018, the building work can start again. It is not clear when it will end.

Difficult words: mosque (a religious place for Muslims), regime (the government in a country, usually one that is difficult), fall (to end), complete (when the work is done).

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