Air strikes target top ISIS meeting in Mosul

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) celebrate while sitting on vehicles in the city of Mosul. (File photo Reuters)

Air strikes launched by the U.S.-led coalition has targeted a high-level meeting of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) south of the Iraqi province of Mosul Thursday night, killing 15 members of the group including senior leaders, a security source told Al Arabiya News Channel.

Meanwhile, a key ISIS leader, identified as Mohanned Salih al-Suwaidi was reportedly killed in confrontations with the Iraqi army east of Fallujah  in the western province of Anbar, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondentin Baghdad reported.

Military security sources said the Iraqi army’s eighth brigade has halted a big ISIS attack west of Fallujah.

The U.S.-led coalition staged 29 air strikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Thursday.

In Iraq, 12 strikes targeted ISIS buildings, fighting positions and units near the cities of Mosul, Fallujah and Sinjar.

The action in Syria included 17 strikes near the cities of Al Raqqah, Dayr az Zawr and Kobane. A variety of ISIS buildings, fighting positions and units were hit.

Fighters, bombs and remotely controlled aircraft were used against ISIS, which has taken parts of Syria and Iraq in a bloody campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate.

(With Reuters)

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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