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Air Strike Turns Top ISIS Officer Into Pink Mist, Iraq Says

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent

A senior Islamic State commander was killed Tuesday in an Iraqi-led coalition airstrike in Mosul, according to Iraqi military intelligence.

Mahmoud Shukri al Nuaimi, commonly known as Sheikh Faris, held a senior role in ISIS. The terror organization referred to him as “the martyr of the battle” in a video confirming his death, reports CNN.

Nuaimi previously served as a high-ranking intelligence officer for former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

ISIS shot and killed 40 civilians Tuesday in Mosul after accusing them of “treason and collaboration,” the United Nations reported Friday. ISIS followed it up by executing 20 people Wednesday at the Ghabat Military Base in northern Mosul. The terrorists allegedly hung the bodies from flag poles to show “they are still in business.” (RELATED: ISIS Executes 60 Civilians, Hangs Bodies From Poles In Mosul)

“The people of Iraq – all the people of Iraq – must see that their State, by its actions, is capable of protecting them by bringing to justice those guilty of the horrible crimes that have been committed against them,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a news release.

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