Alwaght- Iraqi forces have killed six foreign commanders of ISIS in an ongoing offensive against the Takfiri terrorist group in western Mosul.
According to a Sunday statement by the Iraqi military intelligence, an airstrike on Shaarin marketplace in western Mosul killed six foreign commanders of ISIS terrorist group. Those included Abdul-Karim (Abu Samir) al-Rusi, a Russian leading the group’s so-called Rarek ibn Ziyad battalion and Saleh (Abu Mahyaf) al-Ahmad, a French citizen of Syrian origin
Other leaders killed in the strike were Abu Duaa al-Mahgribi (Moroccan), Youssef (Abu Gamal) Awni (Turkish), Abdullah (Abu Saleh) Hammoud (Moroccan) and Milad (Abu Hafsa) Siro (Algerian-British).
The strike came as army forces recaptured more areas in western Mosul from ISIS terrorists. According to the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Information Centre, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, field commander of the Joint Operations Command has confirmed that government forces took over a so-called “contaminated area”, a mill and a fuel station.
Elsewhere, Iraqi Army Nineveh Operations Command announced on Sunday, that the Counter-Terrorism troops have liberated Naples neighborhood, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.
Nineveh Province is witnessing extensive military operations, after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching an offensive to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul, in addition to capturing the last stronghold of the ISIS in the city.
Meanwhile, Iraqi army helicopters targeted ISIS positions inside Mosul's Old City on Sunday as ground troops fought fierce street battles to close in on the strategic al-Nuri Mosque where ISIS announced its so-called caliphate after occupying the city in 2014.