Iraq: Senior ISIL militant killed in Anbar airstrike

Iraqi forces managed to capture the last ISIL stronghold in Khalidiya island

Iraq: Senior ISIL militant killed in Anbar airstrike

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior ISIL militant has been killed in Anbar in western Iraq, a top military commander said Saturday.

The militant, identified as “Abu Arrab”, was killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in western Anbar, Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Muhammadi told Anadolu Agency.

He said a number of ISIL militants were killed in the raid in al-Wasilia village.

Meanwhile, Iraqi forces have captured the last ISIL stronghold in Khalidiya island in western Iraq.

Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahlawi said Iraqi forces and allied militiamen managed to liberate al-Bokan’an district.

“Now, the Khalidiya island has been fully liberated from ISIL,” he told Anadolu Agency.

Iraqi forces are currently preparing to launch a major offensive to retake Mosul, the country’s second largest city, which was overran by the militant group in 2014.

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces have managed to retake most of the territory seized by ISIL since 2014. The terrorist group, however, still controls several parts in the country.

Last Mod: 21 Ağustos 2016, 11:16
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