About two dozen high-ranking commanders of the Islamic State terrorist’s group gathering have been killed when Iraqi Air Force warplane jets did an airstrike close Mosul as government troops and their allied forces are attempting wipe out the radicals out of the vital northern city.
According to Iraqi Defense Ministry and refering to data given by the Directorate of General Military Intelligence, announced on Thursday that the military airstrikes focused on Daesh terrorists who in a meeting west of Mosul, about 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad.
The ministry added that 20 Islamic State commanders alongside 50 group’s fighters were killed in the air assaults.
The killed terrorists with no doubt were plotting attacks on strategically important city of Tal Afar, located about 63 kilometers west of Mosul.
Citing a statement from Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, same day, the spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Military Command (JOC), said security personnel managed to liberate half of the districts in the northern province of Nineveh from Islamic State terrorist's grip.