ERBIL – Two prominent leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) and 16 other militants were killed on Sunday in security operations by Iraqi forces in Anbar province, officials reported.
The Jazeera Chamber of the Iraqi army in the northwestern province of Anbar said in a statement that its forces have launched two separate raids against ISIS headquarters in the province on Sunday.
Abu Anas al-Shami, commander of the ISIS operations in al-Shayi district of Haditha, was killed along with three of his escorts in an attack by the Iraqi forces.
Backed by the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes, the Iraqi army launched another raid on the Kisk Camp for ISIS jihadis, targeting the prominent ISIS Emir (prince) Muhammad al-Matyouti.
Al-Matyouti was reported dead along with 13 other ISIS militants in the operation, according to a statement by the Iraqi army.
“Most of the terrorists killed in the raid on the Kisk Camp were Syrian nationals,” the army said.
This comes just one week after ISIS bombed Iraqi army headquarters in the city of Ramadi in Anbar province, killing and wounding dozens of soldiers.
Reporting by: Salar Qassim
Source: ARA News
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