According to Iraqi media, the so-called Deputy Wali of Mosul has been killed by an Iraqi air strike on Tel Keppe, an town north of Mosul.
"The Iraqi Mi 35 aircraft killed the so-called Deputy Wali of Mosul in Tel Keppe area, in the northern axis," Iraqinews.com quotes Alsumaria TV channel reporting.
In Daesh administrative structure, walis are administrative authorities, the rough equivalent of governor or viceroy, as Daesh divides its territory to wilayas, an Arabic term for "province", according to an Al Jazeera study. Correspondingly, the deputy wali is a governor's assistant.
On March 28, the Daesh Daily blog reported that Mohammed Shaaban Al-Jubouri, another deputy wali of Mosul, had been killed by Coalition airstrike.