Top ISIL leaders killed in Iraq airstrike

Nime Nayif and Abu Abid were killed in strikes in Kirkuk governorate as ISIL retreated.

Top ISIL leaders killed in Iraq airstrike

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. airstrikes have killed two senior leaders of the ISIL, in the Iraqi governorate of Kirkuk, police said.

Situated between Baghdad and the Kurdish capital, Irbil, oil-rich Kirkuk has been the scene of heavy fighting between ISIL and the combined Iraqi army, Peshmerga and Shia militia forces aligned against it.

Hawijah police department issued a statement reporting that ‘governor’ Nime Nayef and military commander Abu Abed were killed Thursday in airstrikes on the village of Bashir, 15 km from central Kirkuk.

Kirkuk has been a target for ISIL since they took Mosul in June but they have been forced to retreat in recent weeks.

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