ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Top Advisor Killed in Iraq’s Mosul City

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Top Advisor Killed in Iraq’s Mosul City
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:22:09

The Iraqi air force has killed a top advisor to ISIS ringleader and second-in-command to the terror group’s shadow governor for Mosul, as part of large-scale military operations to liberate the strategic northern city.

Iraqi state television reported on Sunday that Iraqi Mi-35M helicopters carried out a series of air raids on the town of Tal Kayf (aka Tel Keppe), located some eight miles from Mosul in Nineveh Province, leaving the key Daesh member, named as Abu Usama, dead.

The attack also killed a number of Abu Usama’s henchmen, the report added.

Mosul fell to ISIS in 2014, when the terror group started ravaging the country, naming the city as its so-called headquarters in Iraq.

Over the past months, Daesh has lost much of the Iraqi territory it had seized, with Mosul currently serving as its last stronghold in the country.

Earlier in the month, Arabic-language Iraqi Media News Agency (WAA) reported that Ibrahim al-Samarrai, otherwise known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief himself, had been poisoned together with three other commanders of the Takfiri terrorist group source, in the Be’aaj district, located in the southwest of Nineveh Province, of which Mosul is the provincial capital.

Also on Saturday, the Iraqi police said 36 Daesh militants, most of whom hailing from Chechnya, had been killed in the province’s al-Shourah district.

Mosul sharpshooter

Meanwhile, other reports show the emergence of a vigilante, who has been surgically sniping out Daesh terrorists in Mosul, and has thus attracted much local popularity.

A military source said the avenger had most recently killed ISIS member, who was about to behead a youth accused of joining popular anti-terror fighters.

The mysterious sniper had, over the past days, been reported to have taken out a large number of Daesh-affiliated individuals in four areas across the city, Press TV reported.


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