Iraqi Fighter Jets Kill Top Commander of ISIS-Linked Soldiers of Caliphate in Mosul
The Iraqi Air Force managed to kill a leader of the so-called Jund al-Khilafah, a terrorist known as Abu Tariq al Hayali, in an airstrike on ISIS headquarters in the center of Mosul, according to Iraqi media.
The leader of Jund al-Khilafah, also known as Soldiers of the Caliphate, which has pledged loyalty to Daesh, has been killed in a strike by the Iraqi Air Force in Mosul, local media reported Tuesday, citing its source. "The Iraqi Air Force has managed to kill a leader of the so-called Jund al-Khilafah, a terrorist known as Abu Tariq al Hayali, in an airstrike on an ISIS headquarters in the center of Mosul," the source told the Al Sumaria broadcaster
Six other militants accompanying the leader were also killed in the airstrike, the source added.
The operation to retake Mosul from the Daesh is ongoing since October 17. More than 30,000 Iraqi and 4,000 Kurdish fighters are taking part in the offensive, backed by about 5,000 US troops and supported by coalition airstrikes. Mosul has been occupied by ISIS since 2014, Sputnik reported.
Source: Al Alam