Head of ISIS-led Sharia Court killed in Iraqi strike near Ramadi


An ISIS Sharia official witnessing the implementation of the punishment of a Syrian man accused of robbery as ISIS militants cut off the man's hand. File photo

ARA News 

QAMISHLI – An Iraqi airstrike near Ramadi has killed a number of militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), including head of the Sharia Court and other ISIS officials, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Muhammad Ghandour, aka Abu Dujana al-Masri, who served as Sharia chief in the ranks of ISIS, was reported dead in an airstrike that hit eastern Ramadi in Anbar province. 

Al-Masri, an Egyptian jihadi who was known for his loyalty to al-Qaeda before joining ISIS, was named as the head of Sharia Court in northern Iraq by the group’s Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“He was killed along with other Sharia officials in an airstrike by the Iraqi army east of Ramadi,” an Iraqi officer told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Amer Hamid al-Assawi, another leading member of ISIS and commander of Ramadi operations, was also killed in the airstrike, according to the Iraqi official source. 

This comes just a day after a U.S. strike hit a convoy for the Islamic State radical group in northwestern Iraq, and killed the Emir of the ISIS-controlled district of Tal Afar, Ammar Mustafa al-Zakiyah.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News

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