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The Islamic State loses a top commander in Kirkuk. Abu Dunya was head of pro-ISIS jihadists in Dibis, a strategic district for smuggling with Kurdistan and militia movements with Syria
The Islamic State in Iraq loses a top commander in the Kirkuk area, Abu Dunya. The man was killed along with two of his collaborators in a Baghdad F-16 raid on Chaman, near the area of Kirkuk, the Khasa dam. The strike is part of the sixth phase of the Solid Will Operation, launched at the beginning of the summer by the ISF. Objective: to eliminate the pockets of resistance of the pro-ISIS jihadists, who operate in the provinces of Kirkuk, Nineveh, Salahuddin, Diyala and Anbar. For IS, the loss of Dunya is important. The terrorist, in fact, was in charge of the activities in the Dibis district, strategic for the fundamentalist movements to and from Syria. In addition, an important network of illicit trafficking between Kurdistan and the rest of Iraq also operates in the area, which appears to be controlled by the former Daesh.