Skip to comments.ISIL commander attacked, killed in Iraq's Mosul (Saddam loyalist, Bathist fugitive)
Posted on 06/15/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
A commander of the al-Qaeda splinter Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been killed in Mosul as Iraqi forces continue slowing the militants advance.
Media reports said on Saturday that Abu Omar al-Esseily was killed in an attack against his car in the militant-held city, which is the provincial capital of the Nineveh province.
There were no immediate details about the ISIL commanders death.
Mosul, Iraqs second city, fell to the hands of the ISIL militants in a lightning advance on June 10, which followed the capture of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital Baghdad.
Rights groups say around half a million people have been uprooted in and around Mosul.
The ISIL militants have vowed to continue their raid towards the capital Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that the countrys security forces would confront the terrorists, calling Mosul seizure a conspiracy."
Earlier in the day, Iraqi forces took control of number of towns in Salah al-Din and Diyala provinces.
PressTV Video Report:
ISIL official killed on his car in Mosul
Tears at 1600...
Press TV is an official arm of the Iranian government.
They’re a bit behind, they are at the gates of Baghdad.
Doesn’t really sound attributable to the military. More likely a Kurdish militant (they still hold some areas of the city)
Have you no compassion? The Democrats wanted him to run for some public office here, now they can’t. Hope you’re happy.
oK, is it time to cue “Baghdad Bob?”
My money is on Iranian special forces.
I hope the Iraqis’ got him. Hate to say it but, I guess I better start rah rahing for the Iranians too.
There are a lot heads that are going to roll for all those heads that rolled — payback is coming.
How in the world does anyone stop a war between two “religious” sects that hate each other? And the Oval Office tells the Shiites to put aside their religious differences.
All of this over who the Mullas should be.
Public executions of 1,700 because of religion is barbaric. But, that’s all we see from that “religion.”
Kurds are the only faction worth a damn in that region; they’re entrepreneurial, pro-Western, and have taken over the Kirkuk oil fields. As long as they can hold them and keep the black gold flowing, allow the Muzzies to slaughter each other.
Assad launched an airstrike against ISIS in Iraq to day as well. Bout time muslims started dealing with their own problems in my opinion.
This isn’t about hatred - it’s about power and control. “Hatred” is the excuse for the true believers.
Let’s just nuke the Kabaa and let them start over.
A commander of the #al-Qaeda splinter Islamic State of #Iraq and the Levant ( #ISIL #ISIS )has been killed in #Mosul pic.twitter.com/NdqRcodkiu
Looks like Bergdahl.