MOSUL — a number of Islamic State (IS) militants, including leaders, were eliminated during the Global Coalition's airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi forces and the militants in west Mosul.
Jassim Mohammed, an official from Nineveh police told Basnews that "the international coalition fighter jets carried out a precision air strike targeting a military building belonging to the IS militants in west of Mosul."
The strike resulted in the death of a number of the organization's leaders, including Zakaria Abu Shmeisat, a Syrian national.
Moreover, Colonel Abdul Sattar Mohsen, an official from the Iraqi army told BasNews that intra-IS confrontations broke out between the local and foreign jihadists as a result of internal disputes in the district of al-Baaj west of Mosul.
The clashes resulted in the death of a number of militants, including the Wali (mayor) of Al-Baaj, called Abu Hamza al-Afri, said the military official, adding that a large number of militants were injured during the confrontations.