Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Intelligence of the Anti-Terrorism Directorate announced on Saturday, that 13 members of the Islamic State group (ISIS), including an elite leader, were killed, east of the city of Mosul.
The directorate said in a press statement, “Trusted local sources revealed that ISIS is intending to launch an attack on Hayy Adan, west of Mosul,” pointing out that, “Anti-Terrorism forces made several ambushes for the enemy, and clashed with the group’s members, killing 13 of them, including the elite leader Abu Mohamed al-Iraqi.”
“After further investigation it was revealed that the leader’s name is Talaat Ahmed Fathi, and he is coming from a family belongs to ISIS,” the statement explained. “The leader joined terrorist groups in 2003,” the statement added.
Noteworthy, ‘We Are Coming, Nineveh’ Operations that was launched to liberate Mosul, and other occupied areas of Nineveh, was started in 17 October 2016.