Militants of the Islamic State raising their flag in Mosul. File photo

ARA News 

QAMISHLI – The U.S.-led coalition conducted on Wednesday an airstrike on Iraq’s northwestern city of Mosul, targeting the health minister of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group. 

Falah Hassan Ali al-Saqlawi (aka Dr Omar), the health minister of the ISIS self-declared Caliphate, was reportedly killed in the U.S.-led airstrike. 

Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, an informed source confirmed the death of al-Saqlawi in the airstrike that hit his car in the al-Zira’a neighborhood in western Mosul. 

“The U.S.-led strike bombed Dr Omar’s car in front of the al-Imam al-A’zam college in the al-Zira’a neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon,” the source said, under the condition of anonymity.

The Iraqi army also confirmed in a statement the death of al-Saqlawi in the airstrike, adding that at least eight other ISIS militants were killed in the same raid. 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News

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