ISIL’s So-Called Education Minister Killed in Iraqi Forces Operation
The Arabic-language al-Sumeriyeh news quoted Iraqi security sources as reporting that Reza Sayam was killed in the Iraqi forces operations in Mosul last year.
It went on to say that Sayam nom de guerre Zolqarnein left Germany for Syria in 2012 and joined the ISIL and later was appointed as the terrorist group’s Education Minister.
Sayam was accused of involvement in the 2002 blast in Indonesia that left 202 dead and 240 injured.
On July 10, 2017, Iraqi Prim Minister Haydar al-Abadi formally declared victory over ISIL extremists in Mosul, which served as the terrorists’ main urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden Arab country.
In the run-up to Mosul’s liberation, Iraqi Army soldiers and volunteer Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters had made sweeping gains against ISIL.
The Iraqi forces took control of Eastern Mosul in January 2017 after 100 days of fighting, and launched the battle in the West on February 19 last year.
ISIL began a terror campaign in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.