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ERBIL – Jalal Hamdan Al-Naama, minister of war in the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group, was reported dead in an airstrike by the western coalition near Mosul city in northern Iraq, officials reported on Thursday.
An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition hit a building in the vicinity of Mosul where more than 20 ISIS officials were meeting on Thursday evening.
Al-Naama was killed along with more than 20 other ISIS leading members in the airstrike.
“The raid targeted the al-Hadr sub-district in Mosul suburb, where ISIS leading members were meeting,” an officier in the Nineveh police department told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The coalition’s warplanes have pursued the ISIS convoy until all leading members entered a building to hold a meeting in al-Hadr. The fighter jets then bombed the entire building and killed all the militants there, including the ISIS minister of war Jalal Hamdan Al-Naama,” the source said.
This comes just a day after the U.S.-led coaition hit several strongholds for 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, including Nimraddin Abu Aisha, Saudi commander in the ranks of ISIS, Abu Marwan al-Jazaeri, Algerian jihadi and administrator of ISIS financial office in Salah Al-Din province, and Rokan al-Shami, Syrian jihadi and head of ISIS security center in Salah Al-Din.
Reporting by: Salar Qassim
Source: ARA News