Mosul in History

Iraq: Baghdad - Basra

Historical Events

  • 1098-06-28 Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
  • 1959-03-08 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
  • 2014-06-11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-06-29 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • 2014-11-09 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • 2017-03-28 US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians
  • 2017-06-08 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks
  • 2017-06-29 Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces retake destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State - symbolic site where their leader declared a "caliphate"

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

2017-07-09 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • 2017-07-20 The last fighting occurs in the Iraqi city of Mosul as the city is liberated from ISIS militants

Famous Birthdays

  • 1961-09-12 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer, born in Mosul, Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • 1113-10-02 Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies