IS chief of women’s brigade, killed along husband, sons in Hawija

Aerial bombardment. File photo.

Hawija ( Islamic State female leader was killed along with her husband and two of her sons were killed as airstrike targeted the group’s camp in southwest of Kirkuk, a local source said on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Thursday, the source said, “IS female leader in charge of the women’s brigade in Hawija, Kirkuk, known as princess of IS women, was killed along her husband and two sons in airstrike that targeted the group’s camp in the northern side of Hawija.”

“Airstrikes have been on the rise in Hawija over the past few days, targeting IS rest houses and camps and leaving casualties,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Hawija and other neighboring regions, west of Kirkuk, have been held by IS since mid-2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. The group executed dozens of civilians and security members there, forcing thousands to flee homes.

Earlier this week, further reinforcements from the Federal Police were sent from Baghdad to the town, as the military command declared last week, the end of operations in Tal Afar, the militants’ last haven west of Nineveh, and the approach of the launch of offensives for Hawija.

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