Islamic State’s head of training camps in Tal Afar was killed in an airstrike that targeted his vehicle, a source was quoted saying according to iraqinews.com.
“An airstrike conducted on Wednesday targeted a convoy in the western suburbs of Tal Afar, in west of Mosul,” a local source from Nineveh has told AlSumaria News. “According to the available information, IS head of training camps in Tal Afar and another prominent leader were killed.”
“The militants have been on high alert in the town fearing further airstrikes against its main headquarters,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
On Tuesday, news reports said IS prominent vocalist abu Talha al-Shami was killed in an airstrike in the town. Strict measures were imposed by the group there after a prominent foreign female sniper was found slain in a narrow alleyway.
Tal Afar is one of the important strongholds still held by IS in Nineveh since August 2014. The town has been set as the next target of operations after victory was declared in Mosul on July 10.
Iraqi Defense Ministry said last week that a date has been set for the town invasion, however, it will not be declared to maintain the secrecy of the intended operations.