Another senior ISIS leader bites the dust!
Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi warplanes killed a senior Islamic State finance official in western Anbar near the borders with Syria, said a paramilitary commander on Monday.
Qatari al-Obaidi, a leader in the Anbar Popular Mobilization, said Iraqi army fighter jets struck a vehicle driven by Fawaz al-Rawi at the center of the city of Qaim, killing him immediately.
Obaidi said Rawi was the Islamic State’s “finance minister”, and was among many of IS’s top brass who died in U.S.-backed Iraqi strikes in Anbar over the past months. Several IS members with that designation have been killed in security operations targeting IS havens across Iraq.
Seems they’re popping off like flies as we reported earlier:
Iraqi troops have killed a top ISIS military commanderer and captured a senior intelligence officer and leader:
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government troops recaptured a mosque in western Mosul’s Old City and killed a senior Islamic State leader as troops invade the group’s last enclave in the city.
Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaer Jawdat, said his forces liberated al-Hadin mosque in the Old City and killed Abu Bakr al-Masri, a senior military commander with IS at Bab al-Jadeed neighborhood.
Iraqi forces, which invaded the medieval Old City district on Sunday, are primarily eyeing the Nuri al-Kabeer Mosque, the place where IS supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed taking over a third of Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Iraqi forces took over eastern Mosul in January and have been sweeping through the western side since mid February.
A few hundred IS fighters are believed to be entrenching in the Old City, seeking protection in the middle of 100.000 civilians who are believed to be used as human shields and shot dead once trying to escape.
On Sunday, Iraqi forces also arrested another senior IS leader.
Parliament member Mishan al-Jubouri wrote on facebook that forces arrested Shaker (Hadoula) Dawood, Islamic State’s top intelligence official in Nineveh.
ISIS leaders and fighters need to know their days are numbered and they need to either lay down arms and surrender or face instant death or capture.
ISIS’s days of terrorizing the world are drawing to a close now that President Trump and “Mad Dog” Mattis are running the show.
The question is will the rest of the western world finally get a spine when it comes to confronting Islamic terrorism or will they continue their policy of appeasement?
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