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Artillery shelling kills IS Hideouts official of Houd al-Zour near Baqubah

Artillery shelling kills IS Hideouts official of Houd al-Zour near Baqubah
Iraqi security forces fire a heavy artillery. File photo.

Baqubah (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Diyala Province informed that one of the Islamic State elite leaders in Houd al-Zour was killed by an artillery shelling, northeast of Baqubah, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said that the Islamic State’s hideouts official of Houd al-Zour, the so-called Abu Yahia (The Hornet), was killed, along with one of his aides, by an artillery shelling on the area.

According to information, the hornet is one of the elite leaders of the so-called Wilayat Diyala of the Islamic State, the source added.

Noteworthy, Islamic State cells are significantly active in Houd al-Zour area, and launch several attacks on the area and the nearby villages from time to time.



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