Daesh on Saturday 3rd October 2015 suffered a huge blow when Iraq air forces killed the militant’s intelligence director.
The Daesh intelligence director was killed along with scores of other militants present in an airborne strike as he was was returning from the Syrian key city of al-Ragga to the Iraqi area of al-Safra in Hawija, the Daesh stronghold in the Kirkuk region.
The high profile raid prompted the chief of Daesh Takifiri terrorist group to replace foreign and Arab commanders dedicated in Ramadi with those who are originally from the militant held city.
The move by the terrorist group’s leader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to replace them is strategic as they are well versed with the geographic terrain and lessen the risk of being infiltrated and surrendering to Iraq army.
Daesh is being fought by Iraq government forces and volunteer groups have chipped-in bolstering the noose on the city of Ramadi which was captured by the militants five months ago.
Separately on Friday 2nd October 2015, more than 35 Daesh terrorists, including three senior leaders, were also killed in aerial bombardments in Hawija.
Since 2014, the northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence since Daesh Takfiris began their terror campaigns in the country.
Iraqi army forces bolstered by volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in the intensified joint operations.