Iraqi military intelligence reported that a top ISIS leader was killed in Mosul this week, making this a victory for the national military forces.
The sources that spoke with CNN stated that, “Mahmoud Shukri al Nuaimi, a senior figure in the militant setup who also is known as Sheikh Faris, was killed Tuesday in an Iraqi-led coalition airstrike in western Mosul.”
A confirmation of this leader’s death was done via ISIS video montage, in which the figure was referred to as “the martyr of the battle.”
A senior ISIS commander has been killed in the battle for Mosul, according to Iraqi military intelligence sources https://t.co/tLsr3HYXHZ
— CNN International (@cnni) November 11, 2016
Mosul and surrounding areas are the last that remain under the extremist group’s control in the country of Iraq. To contain its strong hold, the group has been using chemical weapons agains the Iraqi government forces to thwart the national fighters from their city, the United Nations human rights office out of Geneva reported.
The office spokeswoman, Ravina Shamdasani stated that the terrorist group has been using human shields in the city also citing fires ignited to a Sulfur Gas Factory on Oct. 23, causing the death of four people, who had inhaled the toxic fumes let out of al-Mishrag, Associated Press said.
As of now, the office is saying that, reports show that ISIS has stockpiled “large quantities” of ammonia and sulfur in areas with civilians, an illegal action under international law.
Since the first days Iraqi government forces have attempted to take back Mosul roughly four weeks ago, the United Nations have estimated that 48,000 people have been forced to leave their homes.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 4, 2016
These media reports released on Friday come after Associated Press stated that a 100 decapitated bodies were found in a mass grave in the city limits.
Latest: Iraqi military finds some 100 decapitated bodies in mass grave south of Islamic State-held city of Mosul. https://t.co/0qCG6T1eKb
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 7, 2016