Iraqi rebels kill ISIS security officer in Mosul

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An ISIS official reads a statement issued by the Sharia Court on the groups regulations in Mosul. File photo

ARA News

URFA – A senior official from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) was killed on Monday by an Iraqi rebel group known as Ahrar al-Mosul, Iraqi police reported. 

“Gunmen of Ahrar al-Mosul group shot dead Farooq Ahmed al-Lahibi, Daesh’s intelligence official, along with a number of escorts in a sheep market in western Mosul,” Nineveh police said in a press statement, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. 

The source confirmed that al-Lahibi was killed along with four companions under heavy fire by the Iraqi rebel group. 

Speaking to ARA News, an informed source said Ahrar al-Mosul group is an armed organization led by former spokesman of the Council of Representatives Osama al-Nujaifi, assisted by his brother, former governor of Nineveh province Atheel al-Nujaifi. 

“Ahrar al-Mosul group consists of hundreds of officers and soldiers from the former Iraqi army with a number of university students and other sympathizers,” the source said on the condition of anonymity. 

The source pointed out that ISIS extremists were able to kill a number of Ahrar al-Mosul group in clashes near Mosul earlier this month. 

The so-called ‘Free Officers Movement’ in Mosul has joined the Ahrar al-Mosul with about 200 fighters to fight ISIS.  

Ahrar al-Mosul group was able to kill a number of senior militants from the ISIS terror group over the past few months, mainly in the city of Mosul, according to Iraqi security sources.

Reporting by: Muhammad Ali 

Source: ARA News

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