U.S.-led coalition strikes ISIS Sharia Court in Iraq’s Anbar, kills top leaders

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Masked ISIS militant reading a statement issued by the Sharia Court to the public in northern Iraq. In the background, several people are crucified on charges of violating the Caliphate's rules. File photo

ARA News

QAMISHLI – U.S.-led coalition forces conducted on Friday several airstrikes on the Iraqi province of Anbar, killing a number of jihadi leaders and other militants from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), Iraqi officials confirmed.

“In coordination with the Seventh Division of the Iraqi army, the U.S.-led coalition warplanes attacked headquarters of ISIS jihadis in the district of Hit in Anbar province, killing some top leaders and insurgents from the terror group,” said Ali Dawood, Chairman of al-Khalidiya district. 

Thursday’s strikes also hit an ISIS Sharia Court in Anbar, local sources reported.  

Speaking to ARA News, journalist Sherwan Shekhi reported: “Sharia Courts are highly important because top ISIS jihadis usually gather there. Dozens of top leaders from the terror group have been killed this way.” 

“The U.S.-led coalition stepped up airstrikes on vital positions of ISIS militants in Iraq in the past few months. The operations aim at destroying the infrastructure of the group in the region,” Shekhi said. 

The coalition’s airstrikes have recently killed dozens of prominent leaders of the radical group across Syrian and Iraq, besides hitting tactical units and oil fields held by ISIS.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News

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