Latest military reports from Iraq security sources indicate the ISIL number two in commander was killed near Syrian border.
According to Iraqi state-run television, Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be ISIL’s second-in-command after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was been killed in Iraqi air strikes near the Syrian border.
The report further indicate that Jumaili alongside two other commanders were reportedly killed in the al-Qaim region in the western Anbar province.
Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool of Iraq’s Joint Operation Command, citing Military Intelligence assets said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group’s director of administrative affairs, Salem Mudafar al-Ajmi, was also killed in the U.S-led coalition raid.
The reports comes as Iraqi government continued its push to liberate more areas from ISIL control in Mosul.