This 4 coin set includes the coins used in Iraq from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Also included is the round 25, 50 and 100 Fils, All four coins show date palms on one side and the denomination on the other. The error may be due the British engraver’s lack of familiarity with Arabic.It was during this time that Saddam came to power, fought a long, bloody war with Iran and invaded Kuwait which triggered the United States involvement in the First Gulf War. The coin features date palms, which has long served as a source of food in the region.However, the battle for the liberation of Mosul is not yet complete, and we remain focused on supporting the ISF with that objective in mind,” he added.Iraqi military leaders had privately said they wanted to liberate the mosque in time for Eid al-Fitr, a festival to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The mosque sat on the southern edge of the Old City, the last Isis stronghold inside Mosul.While Iraqi forces have experienced periods of swift gains, combat inside the city has been gruelling and deadly for both Iraqi forces and civilians.The United Nations has warned Isis fighters are targeting children to prevent civilians from fleeing the city.Isis fighters initially attempted to destroy the minaret in July 2014.
The militants said the structure contradicted their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, but Mosul residents converged on the area and formed a human chain to protect it.
At that time, it was the highest denomination note ever issued by Iraq!