Sheikh Osama, ISIL’s operations commander near Mosul dam, has escaped to Syria with a large amount of cash.
ISIL’s trade office manager known as Abu Hazem who had access to huge amount of cash has also fled Mosul city.
Two other ISIL commanders named Abu Omar and Abu Hajar have also escaped from Mosul.
In a relevant development in early March, a senior lawmaker disclosed that the ISIL terrorists were escaping from the city of Mosul to the Syrian borders after the Iraqi forces’ joint operations in Anbar and Salahuddin provinces and as the country’s armed forces were preparing to attack Mosul.
“The military operations of Iraq’s joint armed forces in Anbar province and Western part of Salahuddin have caused the withdrawal of the ISIL from Mosul in Nineveh province and the terrorists fleeing toward the Syrian borders,” Ahmad Al-Jabouri told FNA.
The Iraqi lawmaker reiterated that the ISIL has lost swathes of lands due to the recent military operations of the Iraqi forces in the Western provinces of Iraq.