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ISIS Nokhba forces leader killed in Tal Afar, western Mosul

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Leader of the ISIS Nokhba or "Elite Forces" was killed on the outskirts of Tal Afar city in western Mosul, a security source said on Saturday.

In statements, the source said the leader of Nokhba forces was killed in a "qualitative" operation carried out by Hezbollah brigades in Iraq based on intelligence information, forcing ISIS militants to desert their locations.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced on Sunday, February 19, the launch of a massive military operation to recapture the western side of Mosul from ISIS which has been in control of the city since June 2014.