Two senior ISIS commanders were killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to the Pentagon, NBC News reported.
Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, the terror group's deputy minister of war, and Hatim Talib al-Hamduni, an ISIS military commander, were killed in the June 25 airstrike, the U.S. military said.
Al-Bajari, a former member of al Qaeda, oversaw the original offensive to capture Mosul in June 2014, the Pentagon said. Hatim Talib al-Hamduni was an ISIS military commander in Mosul and the head of military police for the self-proclaimed Ninawa state.
The airstrikes come as Iraqi forces claim to have freed the city of Fallujah from ISIS’ grip.