Three ISIS Military Commanders Killed in Iraqi Fighter Jets’ Airstrike in Kirkuk

Three ISIS Military Commanders Killed in Iraqi Fighter Jets’ Airstrike in Kirkuk
Sun Oct 16, 2016 18:00:13

Three of the most brutal commanders of the ISIS terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in Kirkuk province on Sunday.

The ISIL commanders were killed when their convoy of 12 military vehicles came under the Iraqi fighter jets' airstrikes in the city of Hawija in Kirkuk province.

The ISIS military convoy was raided near Osman mosque in Hawija city.

Earlier in October, the most notorious executioner of the ISIL was also killed in an airstrike in Kirkuk province.

Hundreds of Iraqi families whose relatives had been beheaded by Black Pig were no shy of displaying their joy and happiness over the death of the ISIL executioner.

In late September, the Iraqi Air Force carried out a powerful airstrike over the strategic town of Hawija, killing the ISIS-appointed governor and 13 of his aides in the Northern city.

A source in the district of Hawija reported that a tunnel dug by the ISIL had collapsed during the airstrike, killing the ISIL-appointed governor of Hawija, Abu Nasser Al-Zubai, and 13 of his aides," Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, locally known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, said in a statement.

The latest airstrike by the Iraqi Air Force came just days ahead of the upcoming Hawija offensive that was scheduled to start on short notice.

Iraq's military forces liberated the key town of Al-Shirqat, which is located just East of Hawija, very recently.

With the city liberated from ISIS control, Iraqi popular and security forces have started distributing humanitarian aid among displaced people who are gradually returning to Shirqat and Talul al-baj in Salahuddin province.

The liberation of Al-Shirqat was an important step towards clearing the final ISIL pockets in Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces.

The Iraqi army and popular forces also completely liberated several villages around Shirqat and continued advance towards Al-Mashak South of the liberated city.

Liberation of Shirqat also caused rifts within ISIS ranks as reports informed that the terrorist group executed over half a dozen of its own militants for fleeing the war in the city of al-Shirqat during Iraqi Amy offensive, FNA reported.


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