ISIS senior leader Mufti killed in Mosul air strike
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 15-Apr-2017

Baghdad, April 15: The fall of most dangerous terrorists group Islamic State (ISIS) continues in Iraq’s Mosul as its senior leader has been killed in an airstrike. However, it is a major backlog for ISIS as it has already sent its thousands of militant army to capture several cities in Iraq.
Notably, ISIS senior leader mufti Abdullah al-Badrani, also known as Abu Ayub al-Atar reportedly died after his location was bombed by the US-led coalition, which was backing government forces on Thursday. Abu Ayub al-Atar was infamous in Mosul and beyond for the religious decisions or fatwas, he issued that permitted some of these acts. He called the civilians apostates who deserve to be killed. Al-Badrani issued many of the group's dictates, leading to the torture, death and sexual abuse of civilians.

Importantly, Iraqi security forces are trying to retake al-Nuri mosque in the old city. Al-Nuri mosque is a significant target as it is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi first appeared after the declaration of caliphate across parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Zaher Taher, MP for Diyala in central Iraq during a press conference claimed that over thousands ISIS militants had flooded into Iraq in recent days to claim new terror capital. However, US-led security forces and Iraqi forces almost reclaimed its de facto capital in Raqqa and killed hundreds of IS militants. Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has also been admitted the jihadi death cult's final defeat in the city of Mosul. Meanwhile, ISIS is on the verge of being wiped out in Mosul a former stronghold, as US-led airstrikes gradually push jihadis out.