U.S-led coalition announces killing ISIS militant who killed Marine in Iraq

 U.S-led coalition announces killing ISIS militant who killed Marine in Iraq

The spokesman for the international coalition Colonel Steve Warren. File photo.

The spokesman for the international coalition Colonel Steve Warren. File photo.
The spokesman for the international coalition Colonel Steve Warren. File photo.

(IraqiNews.com) The anti-ISIS international coalition announced on Sunday killing an element of the ISIS believed to be responsible for an attack on U.S. troops in northern Iraq that left a Marine soldier dead.

The international coalition, conducting air strikes against ISIS sites in Iraq and Syria, has killed the ISIS militant believed to be responsible for the attack on U.S. troops in northern Iraq, which left a Marine dead, last month.

The militant Jasim Khadijah, a former Iraqi officer, was killed by a drone strike in northern Iraq, the coalition spokesman U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters in Baghdad.

“We have information [that] he was a rocket expert, he controlled these attacks,” said Warren, referring to the ISIS shelling of a base used by U.S. troops near the area of Makhmour located south of Mosul.

That attack had killed Marine Staff Sergeant Louis Cardin and wounded eight others.

Warren said five other ISIS fighters were killed in the air strike.

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