One of the leaders of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, banned in Russia, was killed in Iraq in an air strike by the US-led international coalition. About this on Friday, January 29, writes The New York Times.

According to the newspaper, Jabbar Salman Ali Farhan al-Issawi, also known as Abu Yasir, was destroyed on Wednesday, January 27, near the city of Kirkuk. In addition, nine more IS militants were eliminated.

The Iraqi security services participated in the operation, the US military inflicted an air strike.

The newspaper notes that al-Issawi led the actions of IS militants in Iraq and tried to restore the group’s influence in the country.

According to the newspaper, the destruction of one of the IS leaders was a response to the terrorist attack that was carried out by the group in Baghdad on January 21. Then 32 people died , more than 100 were injured.