IS commander in Iraq’s Kirkuk Hawija and 13 others killed in Iraqi airstrikes

Abu Nassir al-Zawbayi, the ISIS-commander of Hawija District, was killed along with 13 other militants in the airstrike.

At least 14 members of the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL , IS and Daesh) were killed in an airstrike in the Iraqi district of Hawija, west of Kirkuk, military sources reported on Friday.

In coordination with the Iraqi army forces, the US-led coalition bombed a major ISIS headquarters in Hawija.

“The targeted building was one of the confidential ISIS strongholds in the district. Our informers on the ground provided us with accurate information on this key location, and we expected al-Zawbayi to be there in the time of the air raid,” Salim al-Jabouri, a commander in the Iraqi army said Iraqi outlets.

“Killing al-Zawbayi is another victory for our forces against Daesh,” the commander said.

The official pointed out that a high level of coordination between the Iraqi Army, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the international coalition “has led to major victories” in the anti-ISIS campaign.

Daesh won’t be able to resist for long, especially after suffering heavy losses in manpower and equipment in different parts of Iraq,” al-Jabouri said.


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