Armed tribesmen and Iraqi soldiers stand guard in a street as clashes rage on in the Iraqi city of Ramadi near Fallujah. AFP file photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A local militia in Fallujah said its forces had killed a top ISIS leader who was once a general in Saddam Hussein’s army.
The Fallujah Liberation Committee said that Abu-Jihad Abdullah Dlemi, who was killed by its gunmen, was a top ISIS leader responsible for the group’s suicide bombings.
“Abu-Jihad was a former General in Saddam Hussein’s regime,” Abdullah Wasiq, a member of the committee, told reporters. “He was killed near Fallujah’s Grand Mosque by the security forces of the Fallujah Liberation Committee.”