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ERBIL – U.S. fighter jets bombed on Wednesday several strongholds for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in the vicinity of Tirkit city in Iraq’s central province of Salah Al-Din, targeting jihadi commanders.
At least three ISIS commanders were among those killed in the airstrikes, according to the Iraqi security official in Salah Al-Din province Jassim al-Jbara.
“The American airstrikes on Wednesday targeted Daesh command centers in Tikrit suburbs,” al-Jbara confirmed in a statement.
Nimraddin Abu Aisha, Saudi commander in the ranks of ISIS, was killed in Tikrit airstrikes along with four of his escorts.
Also, Abu Marwan al-Jazaeri, Algerian jihadi and administrator of ISIS financial office in Salah Al-Din province, was among those killed in the American airstrikes on Wednesday.
The airstrikes, that claimed lives of at least 18 ISIS militants, also targeted the ISIS security center in the vicinity of Tikrit city, killing Rokan al-Shami, Syrian jihadi and head of ISIS security center in Salah Al-Din.
The U.S.-led coalition has recently intensified its airstrikes on ISIS tactical units in Iraq and Syria, targeting leading members of the extremist group.
Reporting by: Salar Qassim
Source: ARA News