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Senior ISIS leader killed during military operation in Khalediya Island

Commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi. File photo.
Commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi. File photo.


(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Saturday that senior ISIS leader Abu Safha al-Liybi was killed during a military operation east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi, in a statement to the media, said, “Army’s Tenth Division, in collaboration with the international coalition aviation and the Air Force, gunned down ten (10) ISIS fighters including a senior leader-Abu Safha al-Liybi- at Khalediya island some 23 km east of Ramadi.”

Adding further he said, “Al-Liybi was killed during the ongoing military operation launched to liberate the Island. The security forces are advancing into the different quarters and villages of the island.”


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