According to local sources, a group of unknown armed men launched a low-key operation against the hideout of Abu Talha, a Saudi national who called himself the governor of Heet, and killed him along with dozens of other Takfiri militants.
The source added that the gunmen claimed the lives of the ISIL terrorists using handgun suppressors.
Earlier, Iraq confirmed that a senior ISIL leader Abu Alla Al-Souri was killed in military operations in the Nineveh province on Tuesday.
Al-Souri was in charge of ISIL’s liaison affairs between Mosul and the city of Raqqa in Syria.
Four other ISIL terrorists were also killed along with Al-Souri.
On Saturday, another senior ISIL leader was killed in clashes with rival Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in Al-Qalamoun region in Syria.
Abu Bakr al-Raqawi, who was in charge of ISIL’s intelligence affairs in Al-Qalamoun region, was killed in heavy clashes between the two main Takfiri terrorist groups in al-Flita region in al-Qalamoun.
Al-Raqawi was from Reqqa, a region in Northern Syria, who joined the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with the outbreak of the crisis in Syria in March 2011. After almost all FSA members defected to other terrorist groups, Al-Raqawi joined Al-Nusra Front; but he later changed his decision once again and joined ISIL recently.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.