Twenty Daesh/ISIL Senior Leaders Killed during Aerial Attack in Iraq*
By Jim W. Dean,
The leaders were planning for conducting terrorist operations during the Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice for hajj)
[ Editor’s Note: This was quite a coup by the Iraqis, if true, as Daesh has been generally successful in not having its communications compromised, when they know that is one of the main jobs of the 3000 U.S. advisors there. They rarely use phones and leader communications are usually handled by messenger.
When you are tracking people like messengers, you have a tough call to make on whether to take out their message recipients as soon as you find them, or hold off to see if they can lead you to others, the only way that you can get a batch of them at one shot, as this story claims.
When you can catch them in a big pow wow it is a huge victory, as the new replacement people usually have less experience. And if you get lucky, there might even be a big fight over who the new boss will be. Getting Takfiris fighting among themselves to the point of shooting and car bombing each other is a major psychological operational goal.
The effects of that kind of feuding has been seen in Syria, but it is more difficult to attribute the cause because much of the in-fighting can be over supply routes and controlling territory with the most loot to steal…
From Press TV
Twenty senior leaders of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have been killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by Iraq’s air force in the western province of Anbar.
The president of the Khalidiya District Council, Ali Dawood, told Iraqi News online newspaper on Sunday that the airborne attack targeted a gathering of the group’s senior leaders held inside a house in Khalidiya’s al-Bobali, some 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of the provincial capital Ramadi, adding that the bombing also inflicted great material damage to the terrorist group.
According to Dawood, the leaders were planning for conducting terrorist operations during the Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which is one of the most important religious holidays in Islam, to be commemorated and celebrated on September 24.
Five vehicles of the Takfiri group, loaded with “heavy weapons”, were also destroyed in a different aerial bombardment launched by Iraqi fighter jets near Husaybah town, which lies seven kilometres (4.5 miles) east of Ramadi, an unnamed source told the online newspaper.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence ever since Daesh terrorists began their campaign of terror in the country in June 2014.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Units of Iraq’s army soldiers joined by volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.