IS finance chief ‘killed in air strikes’
12 December 2015, Nirapad News: The finance chief of so-called Islamic State has been killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition, a US military spokesperson has said.
Muwaffaq Mustafa Mohammed al-Karmoush, aka Abu Salah, and two other senior leaders were killed in the strikes which took place in “recent weeks”, reports the BBC.
No further details were given.
The coalition has been carrying out air strikes against IS militants in Iraq and Syria for over a year. One recently also killed an IS leader in Libya.
US military spokesman Col Steve Warren confirmed the deaths in a video call from the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Abu Salah is the code name for Muwaffaq Mustafa Mohammed al-Karmoush.
He appears on the US Treasury’s Counter Terrorism Designations list setting out sanctioned individuals.
It lists him as an Iraqi national who was born in 1973.