Militants of the Islamic State. File photo
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ERBIL – Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition bombed a building where leading members of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group were meeting in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh, activists reported on Friday.
At least 30 ISIS militants, mostly military commanders and security officials, were killed in the airstrike.
Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, head of Nineveh Media Office Raafat Razazi confirmed the death of prominent ISIS officials in the U.S.-led airstrike.
“Leading members of ISIS were holding a meeting to discuss the recent preparations to defend the group’s major bastion of Mosul against the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi army troops. However, the coalition targeted the building where the militants were meeting, killing at least 30 of them,” Razazi said.
“This was one of the most painful strikes to ISIS, as the group has lost several military commanders and security officials who used to plan ISIS’s operations in Nineveh province, especially in Mosul city and its suburbs,” Razazi told ARA News.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News