KRSC announces death of two senior IS members
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) on Tuesday announced the death of two Islamic State (IS) leaders inside Mosul.
A coalition airstrike relying on intelligence provided by the KRSC Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) killed Bsam Sina, Head of IS military in Mosul, the KRSC announced.
According to the KRSC, Hatm Al-Hmdoni, Head of IS Finances in Mosul, was also killed in an airstrike on June 6, in western Mosul.
“Both targets were senior members of IS,” the KRSC added.
“This operation is part of a coordinated campaign by the CTD and the Coalition to remove IS leadership from the battlefield,” KRSC stated.
On June 1, the KRSC revealed the identity of the four IS members they arrested in Kirkuk Province.
In a security operation in Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region security forces captured four IS suspects of perpetrating various terrorist activities in the province.
They had also prepared another VBIED to target the Kirkuk Emergency Police station, but the security forces arrested them before they could execute their plan.
On May 18, the KRSC announced the death of three IS senior members.
According to the KRSC, Ali al-Aswad, IS Head of Divan Intelligence alongside with two other senior leaders were killed in a Coalition airstrike in the village of Tel Azba, 20 km south of IS-held Mosul.
Previously, on Feb. 17, KRSC counterterrorism forces rescued a Swedish girl, 15-year-old Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, in the heart of IS-controlled territory near Mosul.
On April 18, in a joint operation between the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) General Directorate of Counterterrorism and the US Special Forces, a senior Islamic State (IS) leader Salman Abid Shabib al-Jibburi and two of his assistants were killed in Mosul.
Editing by Ava Homa