In Mosul eliminated the assistant to the leader of the IG*
MOSCOW, may 14 — RIA Novosti. Former officer in the Iraqi security forces of Saddam Hussein, who became the assistant leader of the Islamic state group* killed in Iraq’s Mosul, according to local TV channel Al Sumaria, citing the mayor of the city of Khalis, where a terrorist started criminal activities.
Channel not announced the full name of the action and the date of liquidation, but noted that in the past he was known as the “Zarqawi of the city of Khalis”, probably by analogy with the name of terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi, who soon after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 created the Iraq cell “al-Qaeda”, marked the beginning of the IG.
“There is confirmed information about the elimination of the militants, who was a Brigadier General in the power structures of the former regime, in an airstrike in the Western part of Mosul, and four of his assistants. The victim was the “Emir” of the “al-Qaeda” in the city of Khalis in 2006-2007,” said channel the mayor of this city in the Eastern province of Diyala.
According to the official, the terrorist in the next 10 years worked in different cities of Iraq and in the end took the “high position” in the “capital” of ISIS Mosul.
“The victim was one of the most important assistants of al-Baghdadi in the Western part of Mosul. He was a brain-scheduler lines of defense IG”, — said the mayor, noting that the victim was one of “the most important officers” of Saddam Hussein in the structure of IG.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia