Up to 12 ISIS terrorists have been killed in airstrikes carried out by US-led coalition's jets in Tal Afar, an officer said on Monday.
Abbas al-Khozami, a sergeant within the Air Force, said a drone of the US-led coalition had fired two missiles at an ISIS hideout in the village of al-Alulia in eastern Tal Afar.
According to the officer, a senior ISIS leader is among those killed in the airstrike. He is named Abdel-Aziz Abdel-Qader al-Gheishi.
The Air Force is still flying drones over Tal Afar to gather more information on ISIS terrorists' hotbeds and closely watch the movements of its leaders and rank and file members.
Khozami said that the airstrikes will increase over the coming days in Tal Afar within the plan developed to liberate the district from the clutches of the terror group.
This comes as ISIS terror group has been expelled from Mosul, one of the terror group's key bastions, after months-long fighting.
On June 29, Abadi declared Mosul as an ISIS-free city.