The anti-Islamic State alliance had conducted the air strikes in Syria & Iraq and killed the Islamic State (IS) militant who was believed to be responsible for an attack last month on the U.S. troops in the northern Iraq that had left a Marine dead, said the anti-IS alliance.
Militant Jasim Khadijah, who is a former Iraqi officer not considered to be a high-value target, was exterminated by a drone strike overnight in the northern Iraq, alliance spokesperson U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren had told the reporters in Baghdad.
“We’ve the information (that) he was a rocket expert, he controlled these attacks,” said Mr. Warren, speak of the shelling of a base used by troops of United States near the town of Makhmour, that is located between Kirkuk & Mosul.
That attack had killed Sergeant Louis Cardin – Marine Staff & injured 8 others, all part of a company-sized detachment of less than 2 hundred troops.
They offered force protection fire to the Iraqi army troops, who’re making a slow progress in campaign to clear the areas around Mosul, that is in an IS stronghold.
In Iraq, Cardin’s was the 2nd combat death of an American service member since the beginning of the campaign to fight IS the militant group in year 2014.
Warren also stated that said 5 other Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed in air strike.