Information minister of the Islamic State killed in U.S. strike near Ramadi

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ARA News

URFA – The Information Minister in the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) was reportedly killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on the group’s headquarters in Iraq’s Ramadi, west of Anbar, officials reported on Tuesday. 

“Salam Ismail Najm, who was serving as Minister of Information of Daesh (ISIS), was killed along with other armed escorts in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition forces in the district of Heet, west of Ramadi,” Ibrahim al-Fahdawi, head of the security committee in the district of Khalidiya north-east of Ramadi, said in a press statement. 

“The attack resulted in the death and injury of dozens of militants in the main bastion of the group, causing large substantial damage,” the Iraqi official added. 

Earlier this month, Abu Anas al-Rawi, ISIS governor of al-Jazeera west of Anbar, was killed at the hands of a group of Arab clans known as “Liwaa al-Assad” in Anbar, an informed local told ARA News. 

“A force from Liwaa al-Assad carried out an operation in on an ISIS command center in the desert which connects the Anbar to Salahuddin,” the source added. 

The operation led to the death of Abu Anas al-Rawi, in addition to a number of Iraqi militants of ISIS, beside the destruction of their armored vehicles, according to the source.

Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi army forces has been striving to regain Anbar province in western Iraq from ISIS militants.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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