Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS Leader

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has conformed the killing of the deputy leader of Islamic State (IS) terror group during a security operation by an announcement.  Al-Kadhimni said that Abu Yasir al-Eisawi, the group's deputy leader and head of the IS militants in Iraq, was killed in the operation which was conducted based on intelligence reports, through the Twitter handle on Thursday. 

However, PM did not give further details about where and when the operation took place. Iraqi forces have intensified efforts against the IS after the terror group increased deadly attacks across the country, which includes the January 21 twin suicide bombings that killed 32 and injured more than 100 others in Baghdad, and also the attack on paramilitary outpost in Salahudin two days later that claimed the lives of 11 people. 

In the last two years, these bombings were the first such attack in the Iraqi capital city, as the security situation has improved since the Iraqi security forces fully defeated the IS across the country late in 2017. However, such a deadly incidents still occur in the war-ravaged country, attacks against security forces and civilians. 

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