ERBIL – At least 15 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in an Iraqi raid near the border with Syria, among them the advisor of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, officials said on Saturday.
Abu Ali al-Anbari, the main advisor of ISIS’s supreme leader al-Baghdadi, was killed along with 14 other militants in an airstrike by the Iraqi army.
Iraqi interior ministry issued a statement on Saturday evening, saying the airstrike hit a major ISIS headquarters in al-Ash subdistrict near the northeastern Syrian border.
“Iraqi security forces have been pursuing the movements of the senior terrorists of ISIS. The air force bombed this evening the group’s headquarters near al-Jazeera (Hasakah) province in northeastern Syria, killing more than 15 militants, among them was the main advisor of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Abu Ali al-Anbari,” the ministry said.
A number of other militants of ISIS were reportedly injured in the raid and subsequently transferred to the Syrian city of al-Bukamal for treatment.
Reporting by: Salar Qassim
Source: ARA News
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