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IS ‘communication emir’ killed in air strike west of Mosul

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Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Seven Islamic State members, including the so-called “emir of communications”, were killed in an air strike that targeted positions held by the group on the outskirts of Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

A local source told Alsumaria that fighter jets bombed a two-floor building on the outskirts of Tal Afar. The building was completely collapsed, said the source.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that the IS used the building as a key position for the terror group’s communications in Tal Afar.

Islamic State still holds Tal Afar, one of the remaining key strongholds inside the Nineveh province.

Earlier today, around six IS militants were killed as Iraqi army targeted IS locations in Tal Afar town.

In a statement on Thursday, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said Iraqi army jets “launched airstrikes targeting IS locations in Tal Afar”.

“Around six militants were killed in al-Ayadiya district, north of Tal Afar,” the WMC said.

A source was quoted earlier this month as saying that non-Iraqi IS militants executed the last local leader in Tal Afar, and that the town was later run by Arab and foreign members after eliminating all the Iraqi leaders.



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