By Theodore Shoebat
American forces have just killed a major ISIS commander, Islamic State governor of Mosul, Ibrahim Younis Hamdani, as we read from one report:
The Islamic State governor of Mosul, Ibrahim Younis Hamdani, was killed in an American airstrike Wednesday according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry.
“Today, the ISIS governor was killed by US-led airstrikes in the Mosul neighborhood of Badoush in western Mosul,” the ministry said in a statement. “Ibrahim Younis Hamdani was on the way to Badoush areas when the warplanes bombed his convoy.”
Since the city of Mosul fell to ISIS, many of the group’s governors have been killed by coalition warplanes.
In early March, coalition fighter jets targeted the vehicle of Shakir al-Hamdani, the second ISIS governor of Mosul, killing him and a number of his bodyguards, Ismat Rajab, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official, told Rudaw.
Warplanes also killed Radhwan Hamoudi, aka Abu Laith, the first ISIS governor of Mosul, on November 19.
Mosul fell in early June 2014 after the rapid capitulation of the Iraqi military, whose members reportedly abandoned their posts as ISIS jihadis advanced.