IS Deputy killed in Iraqi forces aerial strike: US media

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LAHORE (WebDesk) – US media on Sunday stated that an aerial strike by Iraqi forces has killed Islamic State (IS) Commander and Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s Deputy Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi in the north-western city of Barwana in Anbar province.

According to Iraq’s Joint Operation Command, Obeidi was an IS commander in western Iraq and had also been appointed in eastern Syria.
He had also served as a brigade commander in Saddam Hussein s Republican Guards.

On the other hand, officials have stated that a US drone strike has exterminated 24 IS militants in Afghanistan while Spokesperson for Governor Nangarhar province informed that two citizens were injured in the attack as well. Before the drone strike, IS militants were planning on beheading Taliban militants. Nangarhar Police Chief has stated that an increase in death toll can be expected.

Earlier in Nangarhar, a clash between Taliban and IS militants left Dolat-e-Islamia s 13 militants dead while Taliban s 13 ooperatives were injured.

2016-01-10

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