Iraqi security forces killed a top ISIS commander, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced Thursday, exactly one week after a deadly suicide bombing rocked Baghdad.
“Our heroic armed forces have eliminated Daesh (ISIS) commander Abu Yaser Al-Issawi as part of an intelligence-led operation,” Kadhimi said in a tweet.
The Iraqi premier said he gave his word to pursue ISIS terrorists and “we gave them a thundering response.”
We promised and fulfilled. I gave my word to pursue Daesh terrorists, we gave them a thundering response. Our heroic armed forces have eliminated Daesh commander Abu Yaser Al-Issawi as part of an intelligence-led operation.— Mustafa Al-Kadhimi مصطفى الكاظمي (@MAKadhimi) January 28, 2021
Long live Iraq and its patriotic armed forces.
“Long live Iraq and its patriotic armed forces,” he said.
Last week, ISIS terrorists claimed a twin suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, raising fears of yet another resurgence of the extremist group.
Watch: A video shows the moment an explosion rocked a #Baghdad market leaving at least 13 people dead and more than 30 injured, according to security sources. https://t.co/FPp95vQSny pic.twitter.com/FGBdNkvK1S— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 21, 2021
The bombing killed more than 30 people and wounded over 100 more.