Pentagon: 2 ISIS Leaders Killed In US Airstrike

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Baghdad: The Pentagon says two senior ISIS commanders were killed in a US airstrike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 25.

In a statement on Thursday, the Pentagon said the strike killed ISIS’s deputy war minister, Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, and a military commander named Hatim Talib al-Hamduni.

The announcement comes less than a week after Iraqi ground forces backed by coalition airstrikes retook the city of Fallujah from ISIS.

The fall of Fallujah means that Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, is ISIS’s only remaining urban stronghold in Iraq.

ISIS has suffered a string of territorial losses in Iraq but the group continues to carry out large-scale terror attacks in the capital, Baghdad, and other territories far from the front-lines.

AP

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