Wednesday, 08 March, 2017

Five Saudi ISIS key members killed in Mosul

Coalition airstrikes killed seven foreign ISIS militants including five Saudi citizens  in west Mosul, the Iraqi war media cell announced late Friday night.

They include five Saudi citizens, one Jordanian, and one Bahraini.  The leader was identified as a Saudi citizen, Abu Abdul Rahman al-Ansari.

The airstrike killed Abu Abdulrahman Al-Ansari, the official in charge of soliders of the caliphate, Abu Khaled, Sabah Al-Enezi, Abu Azzam, Abu Hejab, Abu Sayyah and Abu Taibah, it added in a statement.

Coalition airstrikes also killed the ISIS leader responsible for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Nineveh, the war media cell detailed. He was identified as a Moroccan, Abu Hamza. His driver, also a Moroccan, was also killed.

The coalition estimates that there are about 7,000 ISIS militants in Iraq, with around 2,000 of them in and around Mosul. Of those, foreign fighters number about 10 percent.


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