"The precision strike killed Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, ISIL's [Daesh] deputy minister of war, and Hatim Talib al-Hamduni, an ISIL military commander in Mosul," the statement said on Friday.
Al-Bajari was an experienced terrorist, a former member of al-Qaeda who brought his military skills into the Islamic State, the statement noted. He oversaw the Islamic State’s June 2014 offensive to capture Mosul.
Al-Hamduni was a Daesh military commander in Mosul and the head of military police for the surrounding Ninawa province, the statement added.
The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is a designated terrorist organization that is outlawed in Russia and many other countries.