Airstrike kills 3 elite Islamic State members in Tal Afar

A local source in Nineveh Province informed that three elite leaders of the Islamic State were killed in an air strike that targeted their gathering in Tal Afar, west of Nineveh, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

The source said that three elite leaders of the Islamic State in Tal Afar, including Diwan al-Jund (Soldiers department) Official, were killed by an air strike that bombarded a hideout that was hosting their meeting in the outskirts of the city.

The air strike also killed the guards of the three leaders and several others, the source added on condition of anonymity.

It is noteworthy, Tal Afar is one of the large districts in Nineveh Province that was captured by the Islamic State group in June 2014, and now is considered one of the most important strongholds of the group in the province, while Iraqi security forces are preparing to launch an assault to retake the district.