Who are the prominent ISIS commanders recently killed in West Mosul clashes?
Baghdad – A number of ISIS-affiliated “Dabiq Army” militants, including five of their senior leaders, were killed when coalition air strikes targeted their headquarters in west Mosul, military sources have confirmed.
Among the casualties were five ISIS commanders: Ahmed Milhim, also known as Abu Salih, from Syria, Jabir Award from Morocco, Abu Ismail from Turkey, Mahir Nouri al-Khatouni and Falah Hassan al-Matuiti from Iraq.
The sources told Al Arabiya that the air strike was carried out after receiving precise intelligence of the meeting in al-Baaj town west of Mosul.
News of their deaths come as the extremist group lose more grounds due to military offenses and air strikes. A major military operation was launched on October 17 last year to push off ISIS from Iraq’s second biggest city, Mosul.
Local sources inside Mosul revealed that ISIS; heavy losses have adversely effected the group’s strength while some of its Iraqi fighters deserted the group fleeing with their family to south Mosul.
In a step taken to counter the increased flow of deserting militants’, a guillotine was erected by ISIS to scare their militants, sources confirmed.