Iraqi military kills several of Baghdadi’s close associates along the Syrian border


The Iraqi Air Force killed several Islamic State commanders along the Syrian border on Wednesday after they launched several airstrikes in the western countryside of Al-Anbar Governorate.

According to Al-Maloumeh News, the Iraqi Air Force killed several of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s close associates during this attack along the Syrian border.

“The Iraqi fighter jets raided the Islamic State’s military positions in the city of al-Ratabeh in western al-Anbar (near Syria borders), killing several terrorists, including five ISIS commanders,” the Al-Maloumeh report claimed.

The Al-Maloumeh report reiterated that the killed militants were senior ISIS commanders and very close to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In a relevant development in early December, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed that they captured the deputy of ISIL’s commander, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, during an operation in the Eastern region of the Euphrates Valley.

According to a statement released by the SDF, their troops captured Baghdadi’s deputy, Usama Al-Awaid, after conducting an attack on a terrorist cell.

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