The Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) of the US coalition stated Monday that Iraqi servicemen had eliminated a top-ranking Daesh officer.
"Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve's partner, the Iraqi Security Forces eliminated an ISIS [Daesh] fighter and senior leader known as 'Katkut,' during an operation on Nov. 21, in Salah ad Din province, Iraq," the release said.
The coalition explained that the Salah ad Din Operations Command dispatched forces to capture Daesh fighters after a rocket attack, and the Iraqi Security Forces killed the terrorist as he was fleeing the scene.
Katkut used to operate out of the area, which lies southwest of Mosul, and led an Daesh mortar detachment, according to the coalition.
"His attacks resulted in the deaths and injuries of Iraqi civilians and security forces; they also induced damage and destruction to infrastructure within Salah ad Din and Ninewah provinces," the release said.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia