Adana, Turkey – On Wednesday, the leading member of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), Shaker Waheeb (known as Abu Waheeb), was reported killed during clashes between the Iraqi army in the city of Anbar, western Iraq.
Waheeb was imprisoned for two years in Iraq on charges of terrorism, and he joined the ranks of the al-Qaeda offshoot group, the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), following his release.
The Iraqi army, supported by the U.S.-led airstrikes, advanced in Anbar on Wedneday, following intense clashes against IS militants, killing dozens of them including Waheeb, al-Anbar Operations Commander reported.
Waheeb, 30, was born in the Iraqi city of al-Anbar and announced allegiance to the Islamic State group. He was named as a local prince of IS in Jubeil area of Fallujah. The Iraqi government had allocated 50 million dinars as a reward for those who would provide information about his whereabouts.
Al-Anbar Operations Commander, Rashid Flaih, confirmed in a press statement that Shaker Waheeb (IS leader) was killed with a number of his aids in al-Anbar military operations against IS insurgents by the Iraqi army, near Kabisa area in western Anbar.
On July 27, 2014, Waheeb appeared in the military airport of Tabqa in Syria following the IS control of the area, and he participated in several battles against the Syrian opposition forces in Aleppo, Raqqa, and Deir ez-Zor, before returning to Kabisa area where he was killed, according to the commander of al-Anbar.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yusuf
Source: ARA news
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