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ISIS second deputy killed in Iraqi airstrike

20 ISIS members have reportedly been killed

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BARWANA, Iraq - Merely days after an ISIS top commander was severely injured, another top commander of the Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly been killed in an Iraqi airstrike in Barwana.

Iraq's Joint Operations Command (IJOC) has said that the second deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during an Iraqi air force strike in the city of Barwana, just east of Haditha. IJOC further revealed that Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi was a top ISIS military commander in western Iraq and eastern Syria.

It has been reported that Al-Obeidi was once a once a brigade commander for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's special forces unit, the Republican Guards, a fugitive from Abu Ghraib prison and a former prisoner in Camp Bucca.

The U.S. led coalition has made a few such announcements about killings of top ISIS leaders in the recent weeks. Till 9th of January, 2016, over 20 ISIS members have reportedly been killed and scores of them injured in a U.S. drone attack in Afghan Province Nangahar.> BigNewsNet

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