The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Thursday that four Islamic State militants, including a senior commander allegedly involved in a massacre of 13 people last December, were killed in a joint operation by its forces, Iraqi troops and forces of the Global Coalition against ISIS.
“Following comprehensive investigation and based on intelligence, the terrorists were identified and located in places under the federal government’s control,” the KRSC said.
“On the evening of 5 July, in cooperation with Iraqi forces and the Global Coalition, we were able to neutralise Hachim Mohammed Rasheed Rabi al-Ashaqi and three other terrorists.”
ISIS attacked Peshmerga forces in the villages of Liheban and Khidirjija in the Qarachogh area of the Makhmour district on 2 December 2021. Ten Peshmerga fighters and three civilians, all brothers, were killed in the attacks. The youngest of the brothers was 11 years old.