The Daesh terrorist group's "information minister" has been killed by an airstrike in the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi army said Wednesday.
In a statement, the army said Iraqi warplanes had struck Daesh positions in Mosul, which remains the target of a wide-ranging military offensive now in its fifth week.
According to the army statement, Zeyad Kharoufa -- believed to have been responsible for Daesh's elaborate propaganda machine -- was killed in one of the airstrikes.
In a related development, Iraq's Military Intelligence Directorate announced that a Daesh aerial drone had been shot down west of Mosul.
In a statement, the directorate said the drone had been brought down in the Mahlabya district (some 35 kilometers west of Mosul) with the help of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia group.
An umbrella group of pro-government Shia militias, the Hashd al-Shaabi was established in 2014 with the express aim of fighting Daesh.
In mid-2014, the terrorist group overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq, including Mosul.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.