ISIL ‘emir’ killed in Turkish air strike in Syria: Army
ANKARAOne of the “emirs” of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was killed in an airstrike carried out by Turkish warplanes in Syria as a part of the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Dec. 31.
Abu Ansari, one of the “emirs” of the jihadist group was killed on Dec. 30 in during a Turkish air operation in al-Bab.
Ebu Hussein Tunusi, another ISIL “emir” was killed also in an air strike on al-Bab, security sources claimed.
The vehicle holding Tunusi and bodyguards in his motorcade was reportedly hit during a Turkish air air strike on Dec. 29.
Tunusi had been chosen as an emir by ISIL and was transferred to al-Bab from the de-facto capital of the jihadist group, Raqqa.