Mosul, Iraq
Mosul, Iraq

IRBIL, IRAQ - Kurdish security officials say a targeted airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition has killed an Islamic State military adviser.

The Kurdistan Region Security Council said the airstrike on April 16 killed Khaled Afer, also known as Abu Sarya. He was a military adviser in Mosul and was a close associate of the group's spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.

According to the KRG security council, Abu Sarya was also responsible for IS operations in Mosul.

Saturday's targeted strike took place in Sahel al-Aysa, near the Salam Hospital.

The strike appeared to be the second successful joint operation against IS leaders in less than a week.

On Monday, security officials in Iraqi Kurdistan said IS commander Salman And Sahib al-Jabouri, also known as Abu Saif, was killed as he traveled near Hamam Ali, south of Mosul.

Separate sources said that a number of documents had been found in the vehicle.

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