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Iraqi Security Forces Eliminate Senior Daesh Leader 'Katkut' - US-Led Coalition

Sputnik News

17:01 26.11.2018(updated 17:27 26.11.2018)

The US-led coalition reported earlier in October that with help of Iraqi Special Forces they managed to arrest 10 members of a suspected network that provided funds to the Daesh* terror group.

The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) of the US coalition stated Monday that Iraqi servicemen had eliminated a top-ranking Daesh officer.

"Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve's partner, the Iraqi Security Forces eliminated an ISIS [Daesh] fighter and senior leader known as 'Katkut,' during an operation on Nov. 21, in Salah ad Din province, Iraq," the release said.

The coalition explained that the Salah ad Din Operations Command dispatched forces to capture Daesh fighters after a rocket attack, and the Iraqi Security Forces killed the terrorist as he was fleeing the scene.

Katkut used to operate out of the area, which lies southwest of Mosul, and led an Daesh mortar detachment, according to the coalition.

"His attacks resulted in the deaths and injuries of Iraqi civilians and security forces; they also induced damage and destruction to infrastructure within Salah ad Din and Ninewah provinces," the release said.

The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries is conducting military operations against Daesh in the country with the cooperation of the Iraqi government. At the end of 2017, Baghdad declared victory over the terrorist organisation, noting, however, that the fight against remaining cells would continue.

*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

Sputnik



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