Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Security sources informed, on Saturday, that several leaders of the Islamic State group were killed by coalition air strike, while other officials were killed in internal clashes, west of Mosul.
Police Captain Jassim Mohamed said in a press statement that the international coalition carried out an accurate air strike on a security headquarters belonging to the Islamic State, west of Mosul.
The air strike resulted in the killing of several members of the Islamic State, including the Syrian leader Zakaria Abu Shumaisat, Mohamed added.
In a related issue, an Iraqi Army Officer revealed that armed clashes broke out between Islamic State’s militants in al-Ba’aj District, west of Mosul.
Colonel Abdel Sattar Mohsen said that armed clashes broke out between foreign and local members of the Islamic State due to internal disputes, resulting in the killing of several militants, including the IS Wali of al-Ba’aj Abu Hamza al-Afri, as well as wounding a large number of other militants.
Noteworthy, US-led international coalition is intensifying its air strikes against the Islamic State headquarters in western Mosul, and supporting Iraqi security forces to drive the terrorist group out from the city.