ISIS member in charge of drones, others killed west of Mosul

Mosul – Islamic State member in charge of drones in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, has been killed along with number of comrades, a local source from Nineveh province said.

“An IS secret rest house, used for launching drones, at the outskirts of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, was heavily shelled early on Tuesday, leaving the member in charge of the drones, called Abu Hafsa, and some companions, killed,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Other blasts occurred inside the rest house after the shelling due to presence of explosions inside,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said.

In related news, an office from Nineveh Police, said Tuesday that six IS members were killed while attempting infiltration to Rajm Hadid region, west of Mosul.

“The tribal mobilization forces were able to kill six IS members who tried to sneak into Rajm Hadid region in order to attack troops after the army withdrew,” Cap. Mohamed Jassem told BasNews.

“The members were trapped by the tribal fighters there,” he added, saying that the troops are deployed on the outskirts of the western axis toward Jazeera to prevent infiltration of the members into the liberated regions.

Senior IS Syrian member Abu Abdullah al-Halabi, the assistant head of the extremist group’s so-called “security committee”, was reportedly shot dead at the center of Tal Afar. IS members were put on high alert after the shooting.

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