February 20, 2017
A number of senior Islamic State (ISIL) members were killed during a “special operation” by Kurdish Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG) and the International Coalition forces in Mosul, the Counter-Terrorism Agency said in a statement obtained by Millet Press.
The CTG is part of the Kurdistan Region’s Protection and Information Agency, released a statement and footage on Sunday saying a joint operation by Counter-Terrorism forces and Coalition forces targeted ISIL’ Furqan Batallion headquarters in Mosul.
“The Health Minister of the Caliphate State, Salah Hassan, the Health Minister of the Sham State, Abubakir Hamsi, the Russian-born Abubakir Chichan, an ISIL leader, and Abu Fatima, the head of Nineveh Finance, as well as Ahmed Zyad, the head of the Nineveh Health Office, were killed,” the agency said in the statement.
The Furqan Battalion, formed two months ago, included experts at making ammunition, bombs, chemical weapons and poison substances.
Up to 65 ISIL militants were killed and wounded during the operation, according to the statement.