Ahmed Majeed, head of security in the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), was reported dead in a raid by Iraqi army forces in Hit district on Saturday. Baghdad Operations confirms liberating 40 areas in Fallujah, 500 ISIS militants killed
AhlulBayt News Agency - Ahmed Majeed, head of security in the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), was reported dead in a raid by Iraqi army forces in Hit district on Saturday.
“A special unit from the 29th Division of the Iraqi military on Saturday raided a building where Majeed and other members of Daesh were hiding,” Defence Minister Khaled al-Ubaidi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
“Majeed, who served as the head of Daesh security, was killed along with seven other terrorists in Hit district earlier today,” the minister said.
Al-Ubaidi added that the “high level of coordination” between the Iraqi army brigades has helped them advance against ISIS in Nineveh and Fallujah.
Although the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the “liberation of Fallujah” from ISIS earlier this week, US officials and local sources said that ISIS is still in control of several districts inside the city.
Baghdad Operations confirms liberating 40 areas in Fallujah, 500 ISIS militants killed
On Saturday, Baghdad Operations Command announced liberating 40 areas in Fallujah from the ISIS control, while pointed out to the killing of 500 ISIS terrorists.
The spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command, Brigadier General Saad Moen, said in a press statement “The joint security forces, during the liberation operations of Fallujah, managed to liberate 40 areas from the ISIS control,” pointing out that, “The security forces killed about 500 [ISIS] members during the battles, in addition to dismantling tens of explosive devices and booby-trapped vehicles.”
Moen added, “Fallujah is now under the control of the security forces except few areas that will be liberated completely in the coming days.”