U.S. Special Forces together with Kurdish peshmerga on Monday launched a helicopter attack against an Islamic State commander, killing him and two of his bodyguards, Kurdish national security sources said.
Salman Abd Shaib al-Jabouri, also known as Abu Saif, was killed as he traveled near Hamam Ali, south of Mosul, the security sources said.
Separate sources said coalition forces also struck a vehicle carrying IS fighters traveling on a northwestern highway out of Mosul.
There was no immediate comment from the Pentagon on the attack.
Ali Javanmardi contributed to the report.