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ISIL Command Base in Eastern Syria Destroyed in Iraqi Airstrikes

The Iraqi Air Force pounded a command base of ISIL terrorists in Hasaka province in Eastern Syria on Monday, Iraq’s Joint Operation Command announced in a statement.

The statement said that the Iraqi fighter jets bombed and destroyed an ISIL command base in Dashisha region in Southern Hasaka.

The statement further said that the air raid was ordered by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haydar al-Ebadi and coordinated by Joint Operation Command, adding that Iraqi F16 jets struck ISIL’s base in Southern Hasaka, destroying it completely.

In the meantime, the chairman of the Iraqi Parliaments’ Foreign Affairs Committee underlined growing coordination between the intelligence services of Iraq and Syria is recent months, saying the coordination and cooperation paves the ground for killing or capturing tens of ISIL commanders at joint borders.

Iraq’s Security Media Center reported on Saturday that five senior ISIL commanders that once participated in occupation operation of the town of Mosul and other regions in al-Anbar province were arrested in the Iraqi troops’ operation on Syria’s soil near the border with Iraq.

The center further said that the Iraqi forces captured Ferat Velayat (province) security Commander Saddam Omar Yahya al-Jamal nom de guerre Abu Roqiyeh al-Ansari, al-Mayadeen emir (commander) Mohammad Hossen Hazar nom de guerre Abu Seif al-Sha’eiti, Osam Abdul Qadir Ashour al-Zobei nom de guerre Abu Abdul Haq Araghi, Intelligence Commander in Ferat Velayat and Commander in al-Mayadeen region Omar Shahab Hamad al-Karbouli and Ismayeel Alwan Salman nom de guerre Abu Zeid Araghi, an aide to al-Baghdadi in an operation in Syria.

The center further said that the Iraqi forces interrogated the ISIL commanders and discovered the venue a meeting of ISIL commanders.

The Iraqi Air Force later pounded the meeting, killing nearly 40 terrorist commanders.

ISIL’s War Council Commander Omar Abd Hamed al-Fahdawi nom de guerre Abu Tarif al-Fahdawi, Chief of the Levant’s governors Abu Walid al-Sinawi, Security Commander of the Levant Abu Islam al-Kurdi and Military Commander of Ferat Velayat Ahmad Yahya Zeidan nom de guerre Abu Hassan al-Askari were among the terrorist commanders killed in the Iraqi air raid.

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