Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) carried out on Sunday an unexpected military operation in Anbar province, managing to kill 10 Daesh\ISIS militants, including a senior leader, who is code-named as the Daesh\ISIS slaughterer, intelligence sources were quoted as saying.
The sources said, in statements to Shafaq News, that the troops launched the operation after receiving information about a plot by Daesh\ISIS militants to target security forces in Anbar desert.
“Immediately, the troops geared up to hunt for Daesh\ISIS plotters, who took the Anbar desert as a shelter, managing to kill 10 of them,” the sources pointed out, noting that among those killed in the operation is “Abu Taha al Tunsi, also known as the IS slaughterer, and nine of his companions.”
According to the sources, the troops also found a secret tunnel that was used by Daesh\ISIS militant in Anbar desert.
Iraq declared the collapse of Daesh\ISIS territorial influence earlier in November with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.