The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) killed a notorious ISIL leader in Nineveh province on Tuesday. The ISIL governor identified as Mohammad Ahmad Sha’yeb was killed by the Iraqi government troops near the city of Mosul in the Northern part of Nineveh province.
Ahmad Sha’yeb was the third ISIL commander who was killed by the Iraqi army over last 48 hours, Iraqi defense ministry announced on Tuesday. In a relevant development on Sunday, the Iraqi army and volunteer forces continued their advances near Mosul city, and seized back several strategic villages.
“We have liberated at least 10 ISIL-controlled villages, including Qudila, Qarmadi, Mahanah, Khattab, al-Nasr, Hamidat and Kharbardan since Thursday during military operations to take control of Mosul city which is located 400 kilometers to the North of Baghdad,” Brigadier General Najm Abdollah al-Jubouri said. Read more