ISIS commander killed in besieged Fallujah, says US military

Baghdad: The commander of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was among 70 militants who had been killed in coalition air strikes in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah, said the United States military.

“More than 20 strikes have been carried out in last four days to destroy the terror-group’s positions in the Iraqi city,” said Colonel Steve Warren in a statement and added, “the group’s commander Maher Al-Bilwali has been killed in bombardments and gun emplacements.

Also read: UN fears for security of 10,000 families trapped in Fallujah

Highlights:

  • The raids are aimed at supporting the Iraqi forces in order to retake Fallujah from ISIS.
  • There were dire warnings about the city’s conditions.
  • The US military said it was still unclear that how long the battle would last.

Also Read: Iraqi PM announces outset of operation to free Fallujah from IS

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