Washington: An international coalition led by the United States launched an airstrike in Iraq. As a result, one of the leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group was eliminated.
It happened on January 27 in the area of the city of Kirkuk.
So, as a result of the attack, the militant Jabbar Salman Ali Farhan al-Issawi, also known as Abu Yasir, was killed, writes The New York Times.
In addition, nine more IS militants were eliminated.
Iraqi and US officials have confirmed that the operation has been in preparation for months.
Al-Issawi led the actions of Islamic State militants in Iraq and tried to restore the group's influence in the country.