Federal Police Forces Commander Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat said Abu Abdulrahman, identified as the second-in-command of Daesh and a very close aide to its purported leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed on Wednesday after Iraqi troops lobbed a barrage of missiles at a militant position in the Zanjili neighborhood of western Mosul
Jawdat added that his forces also launched a number of rockets at predetermined targets near Omar al-Aswad Mosque in the al-Farouq district of the Old City of Mosul, killing a high-ranking Daesh militant figure and four other Takfiri terrorists. The commander was later identified as Abu Walid al-Tunisi.
Moreover, Iraqi police forces fired several artillery rounds into western Mosul's Ras al-Jadah neighborhood, killing Abu Maria al-Roumi, a Daesh commander of Russian origin.
The self-proclaimed Daesh director of tribal affairs, Abu Abdullah al-Shabaki, was also reportedly killed in a US-led airstrike in Zanjili neighborhood.
The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians had fled fighting since the offensive to retake Mosul from Daesh terrorists started on October 17, 2016.