Iraq: ISIS leader’s top aide killed in air strike

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate after breaking a long siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has lost his aide after a strike on the ISIS-held city of Mosul, the Iraqi defense ministry said Thursday.

Another ISIS figure was also declared dead, the ministry added. Baghdadi has declared himself a caliph, or leader of an Islamic state, after his group seized key territories in Iraq.

By Al Arabiya


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