ISIL’s Belgian Commander Killed in Iraq

farTEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi air force strikes in al-Anbar province killed a top field commander of the ISIL who was a Belgian national.

A group named the Intelligence Hawks affiliated to the Iraqi interior ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday that the Belgian commander of the ISIL was killed in al-Qa’em town in al-Anbar province.

The slain terrorist was expert in surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

Late in July, at least 13 notorious ISIL leaders, including a deputy of ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, were killed by Iraqi warplanes near the Syrian border.

The Iraqi fighter jets launched an airstrike on a gathering center of ISIL commanders in al-Qa’em town, which is located nearly 400km Northwest of Baghdad near the Syrian border, an army statement said.

The statement said that the airstrike also led to the destruction of two booby-trapped cars and a bomb-making plant.

The statement also pointed to massive explosions at the site “which means the high quantities of ammunition and explosive belts which were destroyed”. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: NewsNow/Farsnews

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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.