Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Nineveh Province revealed that the assistant of the Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the group’s Police Chief were killed by an airstrike in central Mosul, Alsumaria reported on Thursday.
“Iraqi Air Force, in coordination with the Military Intelligence Directorate, conducted an airstrike on a gathering of the Islamic State’s leaders in al-Zera’i area in central Mosul, killing five leaders including the assistant of the Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Abdel Wahed Khodier, and the so-called Islamic Police Chief in Nineveh Ahmed Khodier Sayer al-Juwan.”
“The killed members also included the Islamic State’s Agriculture Minister in Tal Afar and Mahlabiya, Abdel Karim Khodier Sayer al-Juwan,” the source added on condition of anonymity. “The airstrike was conducted based on accurate information from the Military Intelligence Directorate,” the source explained.
Earlier today, Iraqi army forces recaptured the Presidential Palaces area, government buildings and Nineveh Oberoi hotel in the northern Mosul town of Tel Kaif.