ISIS sniper kills high-ranking army officer in Zankoura

Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.

( al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar announced on Tuesday that the commander of the army’s First Commando Regiment was killed by an ISIS sniper during the military operations at Zankoura, north of Ramadi.

According to information shared by the source, which was also received by Iraqi News, it was stated, “An ISIS sniper fired at the squad commander of the [army’s] First Commando Regiment of Anbar Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel Abbas Abdul-Reda, during the advance of the security forces in the operations to liberate Zankoura, north of Ramadi. He died on the spot immediately.”

The information further added, “Security forces continue with their [military] operations to free Zankoura and Albu Risha, north of Ramadi, from ISIS control. The forces established security fortifications at the sites and places which have been liberated in Zankoura.”

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