Six Islamic State leaders killed in Mosul

 19 Mar 2017 - 18:08

Six Islamic State leaders killed in Mosul
Iraqi forces, consisting of the Iraqi federal police and the elite Rapid Response Division, advance in the Old City in western Mosul on March 19, 2017, during the offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE


Baghdad: The Iraqi military said Sunday that six foreign members of the ISIS group were killed in airstrikes on western Mosul as security forces captured more areas.

The statement by the service said the airstrike on Shaarin marketplace in western Mosul killed six foreign members.

The strike came as army forces recaptured more areas in western Mosul from ISIS militants, according to the Defense Ministry.

The forces took over a so-called "contaminated area", a mill and a fuel station, it quoted Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, field commander of the Joint Operations Command as saying. 

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