Xinhua news agency, Baghdad, January 28 (reporter Zhang Miao) – Iraqi Prime Minister khadimi announced on the 28th that Iraqi security forces have killed Abu Yasser al assawi, the number two leader of the extremist organization Islamic state.
Qadimi said on social media the same day that Iraqi security forces took military action based on intelligence and killed “Islamic state” commander al assawi. Cardimi did not disclose the specific time and location of the operation.
According to local media reports, Al assawi is responsible for planning and directing terrorist activities in Iraq.
On June 21, Islamic state (ISIS) fighters made two suicide bombings in the urban area of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing 32 people and injuring 110. After the attack, Iraqi security forces successively carried out operations in Baghdad, Anbar, Kirkuk and other places.
In December 2017, Iraq announced its historic victory against the Islamic state, but there are still remaining extremists in Iraq waiting for an opportunity to launch attacks.