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Mosul

الموصل
Tigris, a bridge and Grand Mosque in Mosul
Tigris, a bridge and Grand Mosque in Mosul
Nickname(s): 
Nīnwē ܢܝ݂ܢܘܹܐ
Country Iraq
Governorate Nineveh Governorate
Area
 • City 180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City 664,221
 • Urban
Unknown (estimates range between 750,000 and 1,500,000
  UNData 1987
Demonym(s) Moslawi
Time zone UTC+3 (AST)
Area code(s) 60
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Mosul (Arabic: الموصل al-Mawṣil, Kurdish: مووسڵ, Syriac: ܡܘܨܠ) is a city in the north of Iraq. Under the Ottoman Empire it was the capital of northern Iraq. More than a million people lived there when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant conquered it in 2014. In 2017 the Iraqi Army with help from Kurdish Peshmerga troops and other militias took the city back.

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