ISIS commander, believed to be second in command has been killed in an Iraqi airstrike inside Syrian territory. The airstrike that killed Abu Luqman al-Suri targeted a group of Daesh militants, who were gathering at a building.
Abu Luqman al-Suri, who was killed in the attack, was the deputy of purported Daesh leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The sources added that Suri was in charge of recruiting attackers and dispatching them to Iraq to carry out bomb attacks there.
The development came a day after Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool stated that Iraqi military aircraft had launched a series of attacks in Syria, killing 36 Daesh militants.There were six senior leaders among the slain Takfiris.