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