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ISIL Aide Killed In US Airstrike

David Hodari |
November 9, 2014 | 1:28 p.m. PST

Web Producer

One of the highest-ranking aides to the leader of ISIL has been killed in a U.S. strike near the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Mosul is near the borders with Turkey and Syria. (BY-SA3.0/WikiCommons)
Mosul is near the borders with Turkey and Syria. (BY-SA3.0/WikiCommons)
Abdul Rahman al-Athaee, also known as Abu Saja, was killed in Friday’s attack which targeted 10 vehicles. Other important ISIL militants also died.

Al-Athaee is known to have travelled frequently with the ISIL leadership. 

READ MORE: ISIL Threatens Baghdad Airport

Neither American nor Iraqi sources could confirm whether or not Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIL’s leader, was among the 50 casualties.

The Pentagon announced Friday that a further 1,500 troops would bolster the 1,600 currently in Iraq.

Read more at The Guardian.

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