Top ISIS commander killed in Mosul, Iraqi sources say

By Euan McKirdy, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Ingrid Formanek, CNN

battle(CNN)A senior ISIS commander has been killed in the battle for Mosul, the terror group’s last major stronghold in Iraq, Iraqi military intelligence sources tell CNN.

Mahmoud Shukri al Nuaimi, a senior figure in the militant setup who also is known as Sheikh Faris, was killed Tuesday in an Iraqi-led coalition airstrike in western Mosul, the sources said.

ISIS confirmed his death in a video montage, referring to him as “the martyr of the battle.”

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