The operations command in Samarra announced the killing of ISIL security commander in Samarra Island in Salahuddin province.


The command told Iraqi news agency, Furat News, that the Iraqi air force killed the terrorists Hayawi Mohammad Khamis al-Nisyani along with his assistant Bashar al-Bazi and other 13 terrorists in an airstrike south of Samarra Island, as it is called without being an island.


The command noted that the strike was based on intelligence information.


Meanwhile on Wednesday, the Iraqi forces, backed by volunteer fighters managed to seize the oil refinery along with several surrounding points in the area, Iraqi media reported.


The operations commands also said that the Iraqi allied forces started on Wednesday the second stage of the military operation in Salahuddin which is aimed at purging ISIL terrorists.


Al Masdar