According to the local sources in Nineveh province, the late Friday night airstrikes killed Abu Omar who was a close aide to the ISIL leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Soumeria news reported that Abu Omar, who is from Samarra city and fled to Mosul after the Iraqi army attack, was killed along with a number of other ISIL members.
In a relevant development last week, four notorious commanders of the ISIL terrorist group were killed in the Iraqi security forces’ preemptive attack in the Western parts of Anbar province.
“4 senior ISIL commanders, including 2 Saudi nationals were killed in al-Baghdadi region in Anbar province when they came under the Iraqi forces’ attack on the terrorist group’s military base,” Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) commander Qatri al-Obeidi said.
He reiterated that the killed commanders were from the first generation of ISIL in Western Anbar province.