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DUHOK, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish forces have killed the commander of the Islamic State (IS) forces near Rabia in an ambush Thursday evening, said a Peshmerga leader.
“We destroyed two IS vehicles and when we checked the corpses we found that one of them was Ammar al-Hassan who was the most prominent IS leader west of the Tigris River,” Qasim Shesho, commander of the Peshmerga forces on Mount Shingal told Rudaw.
Shesho said that his forces ambushed the IS convoy at Guhbal town near the Rabia border crossing with Syria. “Al-Hassan is a member of the Jiheshi tribe,” said Shesho. “He was in the Al-Qaeda for many years and later join the IS.” Shesho who also leads new units of Yezidi fighters in the region said that Al-Hassan’s killing “would demoralize the Islamist fighters in the area.”
No Peshmerga casualties were reported in the fighting.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: AnonyMason
I love how you trot out photos and claim something its not.
That photo was taken back in early 2013. ISIS didn't come into existence until 2014 - January.
As for the explosion, as much as people want to blame the US there is also the possibility it was Syria. They are after all fighting ISIS and the moderates.
originally posted by: Catacomb
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Someone who was working for ISIS (double agent) the whole time strapped on a bomb, and let it loose when everyone sat down. It makes perfect sense to me. That's the problem with funding moderates, like Obama says that he is going to do...how do you know their real agenda?