Islamic State security chief killed in Iraqi raid

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Islamic State militants parading in Mosul. File photo

ARA News

ZAXO – Ahmed Majeed, head of security in the Islamic State (ISIS), was reported dead in a raid by Iraqi army forces in Hit district on Saturday.

“A special unit from the 29th Division of the Iraqi military on Saturday raided a building where Majeed and other members of Daesh were hiding,” Defence Minister Khaled al-Ubaidi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. 

“Majeed, who served as the head of Daesh security, was killed along with seven other terrorists in Hit district earlier today,” the minister said. 

Al-Ubaidi added that the “high level of coordination” between the Iraqi army brigades has helped them advance against ISIS in Nineveh and Fallujah.

Although the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the “liberation of Fallujah” from ISIS earlier this week, US officials and local sources said that ISIS is still in control of several districts inside the city. 

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri

Source: ARA News

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