ISIS has declared a death warrant to a senior leader of the terrorist group who escaped a battle at Mosul airport from Iraqi forces and warned other fighters on graffiti painted in western Mosul that was hostile.
ISIS ordered the killing of “Abu Osama”, who was the organization official at al-Ghizlani military camp, a strategic ISIS stronghold that security forces liberated on Tuesday according to a local source in speaking with Al-Sumari News.
ISIS has already executed nine members over collapses in the terrorist group’s defense lines in Ghizlani, the local source continued.
The Iraqi government declared Sunday it had launched a new, decisive stage of operations against Islamic State in western Mosul, having retaken the eastern region late January after three months of battles. Mosul is IS’s largest urban stronghold in Iraq, and its recapture would be critical in ending the group’s existence in Iraq.
Another local source told Al-Sumaria News that ISIS members stormed three districts in western Mosul after hostile graffiti directed against the group and painted on the walls at some streets was discovered.