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Security forces arrest senior ISIS leader west of Anbar

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Iraqi news reported the following events

Nineveh – A source in Nineveh Liberation Command announced on Sunday, that 20 ISIS members had been killed in an air strike conducted by the international coalition aviation on ISIS headquarters south of Mosul.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the international coalition aviation bombarded a gathering of ISIS members in al-Haj Ali village in Qayarrah vicinity, killing 20 ISIS members.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The international coalition aircraft are backing the Iraqi forces during the liberation operations of the villages south of Mosul.”

Anbar – On Monday, a source in Anbar Operations Command said, that the joint security forces were able to arrest one of the assistants of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a security operation in northern Ruthba west of Anbar.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A joint security force carried out a military operation, at noon, against ISIS gatherings in al-Nazera area west of Anbar and arrested the assistant of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, [known as] Rasheed Khalaf Dahi.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The security forces also seized large quantities of weapons, explosive belts, secret encrypted documents and fake passports.”

On Sunday, a source in Nineveh Liberation Command announced, that the security forces liberated a village, south of Mosul, from the ISIS control, while pointed out to the killing of 25 ISIS members.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the security forces from the army and the armored brigade managed to liberate Kharaeb village in Qayyarah vicinity from the ISIS control,” pointing out that, “The operation has resulted in the killing of 25 ISIS members, as well as destroying four booby-trapped vehicles.”

The source, who requested to be anonymous, added, “The security forces are advancing into al-Haj Ali village in order to liberate it from the ISIS grip.”

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