KIRKUK — Iraqi war jets pounded the Islamic State (IS) positions inside Hawija district in southern Kirkuk, leaving a senior commander of the group and four of his aides dead.
Intelligence sources inside Hawija reported on Wednesday that the air strikes against the headquarters of IS in the city resulted in the killing of the group’s investigation officer, known as Abu Omar al-Iraqi.
The war planes, depending on accurate intelligence, killed the investigation officer of the jihadist group along with four aides in a headquarter of the group in the center of the city.
The air raid led to a state of fear among the IS militants and the escape of a large number of them from their positions.
The IS extremist group is on the brink of collapse in the city of Hawija after most its prominent leaders have been eliminated by the air strikes.