Kurdish Peshmerga fighters inspect an ISIS vehicle destroyed by a US airstrike. Photo: AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Islamic State (ISIS) governor of Mosul was killed in an airstrike Friday night, said a Kurdish official.
Ismat Rajab, head of the 14th branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said that coalition fighter jets targeted the vehicle of Shakir al-Hamdani, the ISIS governor of Mosul, killing him and a number of his bodyguards.
Rajab who represents the KDP in the Mosul area said that the airstrike hit al-Hamdani’s vehicle in Salamiya, south of the city.
This is the second ISIS governor to be killed since coalition air forces went into battle against the radical group last summer.
Radhwan Hamoudi known as Abu Laith, the first ISIS governor of Mosul was killed in an airstrike outside the city on November 19.