A senior "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) leader was killed in an international coalition airstrike in Mosul, Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said in a statement Tuesday (May 30th).
"Terrorist Omar Mehdi Ahmed Zaidan, also known as Abu Mondher al-Ordoni ... was killed in an airstrike launched by international coalition fighter jets in Ninawa’s provincial capital of Mosul," the statement said.
"Collected data confirm that al-Ordoni is a senior ISIS leader," the CTS said.
Meanwhile, Iraq’s Joint Operations Command spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said on Wednesday that Iraqi forces have evacuated hundreds of west Mosul families to safe areas.
"Progress has been made in the battle for al-Zanjili neighbourhood where Iraqi forces have retaken several government and service buildings and killed at least 20 ISIS terrorists, including foreign fighters," he told Diyaruna.