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KIRKUK – At least 14 Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed in an air strike on Friday. Military sources reported that the surgical strike occurred at an ISIS headquarters in the Iraqi Hawija District, which is west of Kirkuk.
Abu Nassir al-Zawbayi, an ISIS commander, was killed in the same air raid.
Salim al-Jabouri, an Iraqi Army commander, told ARA News: “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 at the time of the air raid.”
“Killing al-Zawbayi is another victory for our forces against Daesh,” the commander said, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
The official pointed out that a high level of coordination between the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga and the 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,” al-Jabouri told ARA News.
Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri
Source: ARA News