Security troops have killed the right-hand man of the supreme leader of ISIS in Diyala, the security committee announced on Friday.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, Sadeq al-Husseini, head of the security committee of Diyala provincial council, said. “The airstrike targeted a rest house by Daesh members in al-Zor basin, northeast of Baquba, which left two IS members, one of whom was a leader. Preliminary information showed that the leader was the right-hand man of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the so-called Diyala State.”
“The targeted rest house was an important headquarter for IS, from which the group’s dormant cells are run,” Husseini added.
Earlier today, Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Diyala Operations, said shelling the rest house by Iraqi fighter jets left two IS members killed.
News reports said security troops shot dead Abu Walid al-Shishany, one of Baghdadi’s closest aides, while he was in a desert area on the outskirts of Kirkuk, earlier in April.