prominent ISIS Leading Figure Killed Near Makhmour, Iraq
prominent ISIS Leading Figure Killed Near Makhmour, Iraq

prominent ISIS Leading Figure Killed Near Makhmour, Iraq

A prominent ISIS leader was killed Wednesday, in confrontations between the Iraqi troops and the militants near Makhmour.

Haji Ali Mahir Akab Lihebi, an IS leading figure was killed on June 15, during an offensive conducted by the Iraqi troops from Regiment 91, consisting of Kurdish soldiers, against the IS militants in the areas near Makhmour frontline.

Lihebi was from Tal Rima village in Makhmour in northern Iraq and he had been appointed by IS to command the operations of the extremist group in Gwer-Makhmour frontline.

Iraqi troops have launched an extensive operation against IS near Makhmour in southern Mosul and have so far managed to recapture a large area from the group.

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