URFA – A senior official from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) was killed on Monday by an Iraqi rebel group known as Ahrar al-Mosul, Iraqi police reported.
“Gunmen of Ahrar al-Mosul group shot dead Farooq Ahmed al-Lahibi, Daesh’s intelligence official, along with a number of escorts in a sheep market in western Mosul,” Nineveh police said in a press statement, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.
The source confirmed that al-Lahibi was killed along with four companions under heavy fire by the Iraqi rebel group.
Speaking to ARA News, an informed source said Ahrar al-Mosul group is an armed organization led by former spokesman of the Council of Representatives Osama al-Nujaifi, assisted by his brother, former governor of Nineveh province Atheel al-Nujaifi.
“Ahrar al-Mosul group consists of hundreds of officers and soldiers from the former Iraqi army with a number of university students and other sympathizers,” the source said on the condition of anonymity.
The source pointed out that ISIS extremists were able to kill a number of Ahrar al-Mosul group in clashes near Mosul earlier this month.
The so-called ‘Free Officers Movement’ in Mosul has joined the Ahrar al-Mosul with about 200 fighters to fight ISIS.
Ahrar al-Mosul group was able to kill a number of senior militants from the ISIS terror group over the past few months, mainly in the city of Mosul, according to Iraqi security sources.
Reporting by: Muhammad Ali
Source: ARA News
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