Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Commander of the 2nd brigade of Imam Militia (one of al-Hashd al-Shaabi brigades) announced on Tuesday, that a leader of the Islamic State group was killed, along with seven of his aides, by a proactive operation in western Mosul.
Karim al-Khaqani said in a press statement, “Forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi conducted a proactive operation in Badush area, between western Mosul and Tal Afar District.”
“The operation resulted in the killing of the lslamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Iraqi, along with seven of his aides,” Khaqani added.
Khaqani explained that the operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.
Nineveh Province is witnessing extensive military operations, after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching an offensive to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul, in addition to capturing the last stronghold of the Islamic State in the city.