THREE DAESH LEADERS KILLED IN COALITION STRIKES IN IRAQ

| January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, Three senior leaders from the so-called Daesh group have been killed, in coalition air strikes across Iraq, it was announced.

They include Imad Abdullah Hamud Al-Mahallawi, Abu Turk and Falah Al-Rashidi, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, Col John Dorrian, told a briefing.

Al-Rashidi, who was killed on Dec 4 in Mosul, was responsible for explosive devices in Mosul.

Al-Mahallawi was a leader in Al-Qaim, and was killed on Dec 21.

"His removal will disrupt the Daesh's ability to conduct operations, along the Euphrates River Valley," said Dorrian.

Furthermore, Abu Turk, who was killed on Dec 4, in Sharqat, was the group's financial facilitator in Qanfusah.

The coalition spokesman added that, Iraqi government forces have "completely surrounded" Mosul, and the Daesh "doesn't have the ability to resupply or reinforce their fighters."

"They're increasingly isolated on the eastern side of the city, because of the damage that has been done to the bridges that are there, and they don't have the ability to bring over resources or fighters, from the west," he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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