ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) leader along with a number of militants were killed recently in a group's tunnel by the global coalition airstrike in Hawija town, southern Kirkuk province.
According to security sources, the IS leader, Abu Nasir al-Zawbai'i, who was the commander of the IS forces in Hawija town along with 13 other militants were struck by the anti-IS global coalition fighter jets in a tunnel in the town.
Previously, late on Tuesday, the artillery forces of Gulan Peshmerga division successfully targeted the IS commander Arshad Ahmad Salih al-Obeidi, known as both Abu Hisham and Abu Jarrah, in Albu Saif village near Mosul dam. He was behind a number of attacks against the Peshmerga forces on Khazir Front.
Apart from losing swathes of its held territories in 2016 alone, IS has also been suffering from the elimination of its top military leaders this year at the hands of the Peshmerga forces and US-led anti-IS global coalition.