ERBIL – Jalal Hamdan Al-Naama, minister of war in the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group, was reported dead in an airstrike by the western coalition near Mosul city in northern Iraq, officials reported on Thursday.

An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition hit a building in the vicinity of Mosul where more than 20 ISIS officials were meeting on Thursday evening.

Al-Naama was killed along with more than 20 other ISIS leading members in the airstrike.

“The raid targeted the al-Hadr sub-district in Mosul suburb, where ISIS leading members were meeting,” an officier in the Nineveh police department told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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