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Elite IS leader killed in security ambush near Anbar

 Elite IS leader killed in security ambush near Anbar

Boat explosion. Representational photo.

Elite IS leader killed in security ambush near Anbar
Boat explosion. Representational photo.

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s Leader in Anbar Province, Abdullah al-Jaghifi, announced on Wednesday, that six members of the Islamic State group, including an elite leader, were killed in an ambush, west of the province.

Jaghifi said in a press statement, “Al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces set up an ambush for members of the Islamic State group, who were using boats to cross the river toward Haditha Dam, west of Anbar, and managed to kill six IS members, including the elite leader Khamis al-Rawi.”

“The security forces also burned two boats, as well as seizing different kinds of weapons,” Jaghifi explained. “The members of the Islamic State were planning to attack military troops that are stationed near Haditha Dam,” Jaghifi further added.

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