A US-led coalition airstrike has killed a prominent ISIS leader in Iraq’s Kirkuk province. The leader killed was responsible for the beheading of four Peshmerga soldiers.
Kurdistan’s autonomous region’s counter-terrorism forces identified the killed leader as Telib Ulaywi Hamdani, also known as Abu Zar, in a statement made early on Sunday morning, and confirmed his death took place at the ISIS-held town of Hawija.
“In revenge for the blood of the Peshmerga martyrs of Kurdistan, the directorate of Erbil security in coordination with the coalition forces killed in an air strike terrorist Telib Ulaywi Hamdani in Hawija, known as Abu Zar on Sunday morning at 11:40 am (8.40am GMT),” the statement read.
It added: “He was an emir in charge of the Isis tax office for Kirkuk,” Rudaw reported.