News

ISIS Deputy Leader Killed In Airstrike

ISIS Deputy Leader Killed In Airstrike

abu-alaa-afri

The second-in-command of ISIS, Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, has been killed in an airstrike in northern Iraq, confirmed Iraq’s Minister of Defence.

Also known as Abu Alaa al-Afri, the US-led coalition airstrike targeted a mosque in Tal Afar where the deputy was located.

According to spokesman Brigadier-General Tahsin Ibrahim, the second-in-command had been meeting with dozens of militants at the mosque who were also killed in the strike.

Iraq’s Ministry of Defence later released a video purporting to show the airstrike that eliminated al-Afri.

The death of al-Afri, upon whom the US had placed a bounty of $US 7 million for information, comes a week after Iraqi sources reported that ISIS’ leader has been incapacitated due to airstrikes in March.

Sources had told the Guardian that Afri had been running ISIS after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been wounded, with suspected spinal damage, in an airstrike.

Al-Afri is reported to have been the deputy of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, after having joined in 2004 under Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Eight Civilians and Soldiers Killed in North Sinai Explosion
Egypt's President Addresses Terrorism, Economy and Yemen

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 18, 2018

Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

UN Adopts Egyptian Resolution On Preventing Sexual Abuse

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Seeks to Penalize Water Misuse

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Court Orders Arrest of Alaa, Gamal Mubarak

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Prominent Egyptian Journalist Yosri Fouda Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Egypt to Detect and Treat 50 Million Citizens From Hepatitis C

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 13, 2018

Egypt’s Inflation Rate Drops to 13.6 % in 2018

Nour EltiganiSeptember 13, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.