The prominent Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) commander, “Abu ‘Ali Al-Anbari”, was reportedly killed in late March by the Kurdish “Peshmerga Forces” in the village of Al-Salahiyat.
The news of this ISIS commander’s death was confirmed by the terrorist group’s official Telegram account on Saturday.
Abu ‘Ali Al-Anbari, also known as “Abu Alaa’ Al-Afri”, was an Iraqi-born commander of ISIS in northern Iraq.
Al-Anbari’s real name is believed to be “‘Abdel-Rahman Al-Qadouli”; however, this has not been confirmed by ISIS or the Iraqi government.
The terrorist group’s media wing referred to this deceased commander as their “2nd man”, which is likely a reference to his role as 2nd in command of ISIS.
The U.S. claimed to have originally killed him in late March when they attacked ISIS’ headquarters in Deir Ezzor; this report by ISIS claims he was killed near Mosul, Iraq.