Hirunews Logo
US+Coalition+planes+strike+IS+leaders+near+Mosul
Sunday, 09 November 2014 - 8:24
US Coalition planes strike IS leaders near Mosul
2,764

Views
The US-led coalition unleashed airstrikes near the Iraqi city of Mosul targeting top militants but the fate of the Islamic State group's enigmatic leader remained unclear.

Claims swirled that hard-line IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in the attacks late Friday, but US officials could not confirm if he had even been present.

The news came after US President Barack Obama unveiled plans to send up to 1,500 more US troops to Iraq to help battle the militants who have seized a large swath of territory.

In fresh violence, some 33 people were killed in a wave of car bombings against Shiite areas in the capital Baghdad, highlighting again the security challenge facing Iraqis even within government-controlled zones.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Farmers occupy A-9 road to dry paddy
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 13:52
The drivers who are using the A-9 road complain that farmers have occupied certain sections of the road stretch from Puliyankulama to Mullaitivu to dry... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
3,634 Views
15,652 Views
699 Views
3,177 Views
518 Views
17,096 Views
Top