Iraq: 25 IS militants including 3 senior leaders killed in artillery strike in southern Kirkuk

Iraq: 25 IS militants including 3 senior leaders killed in artillery strike in southern Kirkuk

A source within the Shia militia of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi said on Saturday, that three senior ISIS leaders had been killed in an artillery strike in southern Kirkuk.

AhlulBayt News Agency - 3 ISIS leaders killed in artillery strike in southern Kirkuk

A source within the Shia militia of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi said on Saturday, that three senior ISIS leaders had been killed in an artillery strike in southern Kirkuk.

The source said “The artillery battalion of the Abbas Regiment shelled, today, a headquarters for ISIS in the village of al-Bashir in the district of Tuz Khurmato (25 km south of Kirkuk), resulting in the death of three [ISIS] leaders.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The intelligence effort of the Abbas Regiment was able to determine the [location] of an ISIS headquarters in the village of al-Bashir and its exact coordinates.”

22 ISIS elements killed, wounded in shelling in southern Kirkuk

Al-Hashed al-Shaabi forces announced on Saturday, that 22 elements of the so-called ISIS were either killed or wounded in a shelling targeted their gathering in southern Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad), while pointed out to the destruction of a vehicle belonging to ISIS.

Abbas brigade of al-Hashed al-Shaabi reported to Iraq News that "This morning Abbas brigade’s artillery battalion bombed a gathering of ISIS guerrilla in Bashir village in southern Kirkuk, killing nine ISIS members and wounding 13 others.”

The statement added, “The shelling also resulted in the destruction of four-wheel vehicle belonging to ISIS.”

Noteworthy, Bashir village in Taza area (30 km south west of Kirkuk) was under the control of the ISIS since June 2014.



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