By Theodore Shoebat
Military forces, consisting of a international coalition, overtook nine major ISIS leaders and killed them all, according to one Mid-east report:
A military source told Iraqi News that the army soldiers carried out a series of operations in al-Ramadi city on Sunday, and claimed the lives of nine ISIL leaders, including Shaker Waheeb.Shaker Waheeb was the right hand of the ISIL leader al-Baghdadi.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
According to another report:
Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported that IS leader in Ramadi’s Anbar province, Shaker Wahib, was killed during international coalition strikes in the city.
The House of Commons voted to authorise the use of air strikes in Iraq in September and the UK has since played an active role in combat missions, as part of a 40-nation strong alliance against the extremist group.
The developments in Ramadi came after security sources in Anbar said that government troops had withdrawn from large parts of the city, regrouping in its northern districts, the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War reported. The claim was denied by Baghdad.
Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces said they are surrounding the nearby town of Hit, which fell in the hands of the Sunni militants earlier this month.
“[Iraqi forces are] making a ring round the town to prevent more Islamic State militants entering and stop any logistical support,” Anbar province police chief Ahmed Al-Dulaimi told Bloomberg, adding that more air strikes were needed before the army could move to retake to city.