Coalition strike kills prominent ISIS commander northwest Iraq

ARA News

DUHOK A jihadi leader in the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) was reported dead on Friday in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in northwestern Iraq.

Warplanes of the US-led coalition bombed ISIS headquarters in the Qayyarah district in northwestern Iraq with several airstrikes, killing and wounding dozens of militants, including an ISIS military commander.

Mwaffaq Hawija, ISIS commander of Dijla district, was killed along with 11 other militant fighters in the airstrikes, informed local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News, head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari confirmed the death of Hawija in Friday’s raids.

“The ISIS commander of Dijla was killed along with 11 other jihadis, and more than 20 jihadis were injured in the coalition strikes, that targeted ISIS headquarters near the Marir town in the district of Qayyarah,” Zarari reported. 

Friday’s raids also destroyed three ISIS armoured vehicles and bombed two tactical units for the radical group in northwestern Iraq.   

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri

Source: ARA News

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