Brother of Iraqi MP killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

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An Iraqi member of ISIS radical group in Nineveh preparing mortars. File photo

ARA News 

ERBIL – Uday Sultan al-Khatooni, a leading member of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) and brother of Iraqi MP Zahid al-Khatooni, was reportedly killed during clashes with the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of Hasakah, pro-ISIS sources reported on Tuesday. 

Activists affiliated with the hardline group reported that al-Khatooni was killed a few days ago in clashes with the joint SDF forces near the ISIS-held town of al-Hawl in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria.

“He was buried in the district of Baaj near Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq,” a pro-ISIS media source said.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, media activist Delovan Mohammed said a member of the Kurdish security forces in Hasakah revealed the names of two more family members of the Iraqi MP who were identified as Sufoog and Kamil al-Khatooni. 

“Sufoog and Kamil are still fighting in the ranks of the terror group,” the source said, quoting the Kurdish official.

Noteworthy, the Iraqi MP Zahid al-Khatooni had another militant brother who joined ISIS and died in 2012 in an explosion while preparing hand-made bombs.

Separately, two commanders of the radical group were killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on the ISIS-held town of al-Hawl, military sources said on Monday.

“Abu Khaled at-Tunisi, the ISIS military commander in the village of al-Buhaira, and Abu Khattab al-Iraqi, an ISIS commander in the group’s key stronghold of al-Hawl, were killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on Sunday,” the Kurdish fighter Serdar Khalil told ARA News in Hasakah.

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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