ISIS commander ‘butcher of 1.700 Iraqi soldiers’ killed by Popular Mobilization Units

ISAAhlulBayt News Agency – Fighters from Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units have reportedly killed a commander of the Takfiri ISIS terrorist group wanted for the June 2014 massacre of hundreds of military recruits in the central city of Tikrit.

A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that Iraqi forces engaged ISIS Takfiris close to the Hamrin Mountains, situated 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, on Saturday, killing the high-profile militant commander, identified as Ali Salman but better known by the nom de guerre, al-Azirah, and three of his aides in the process.

The source further noted that Azirah was also responsible for orchestrating the execution of a number of youths from the town of al-Alam, north of Tikrit.

On June 12, 2014, ISIS terrorists killed around 1,700 Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher, a former US base. There were reportedly around 4,000 unarmed cadets in the camp at the time of the attack.

An investigation committee later revealed that 57 members of the former dictator Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party aided Takfiri ISIS terrorists in massacring the Iraqi troopers. READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.