ISIS Mufti killed by air strike in western Mosul

Iraqi counter-terrorism service (CTS) forces advance towards the Sekak neighbourhood in western Mosul on April 11, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the city from ISIS. (File photo: AFP)

The Directorate of Military Intelligence announced on Friday that areas controlled by ISIS in the neighborhood of al-Rifai on the right side of Mosul, have been destroyed.

It confirmed the killing of a number of ISIS members, the most important of whom was Abdullah al-Badrani, ISIS legitimate Mufti.

According to the statement of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, the coalition aircrafts destroyed areas controlled by ISIS in al-Rifai district on the right side of Mosul.

The statement reported that the strikes resulted in the death of ISIS Mufti Abdullah al-Badrani.

It also reported the death of terrorist Abdul Rahman al-Talib, known as Abu Obaida and is of Arab origins. Ibrahim Awni al-Hayali, known as Abu Baraq, who is ISIS leader in al-Rifai neighborhood was also killed.

It is worth noting that the security forces, with the help of the international coalition, are fighting to liberate the right side of Mosul.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49