Joint US-Iraqi strike kills 16 ISIS gunmen, including top deputy

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
August 16, 2014 18:52




Sixteen armed members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were killed on Saturday in a joint air and ground attack carried out by American and Iraqi military forces in Mosul, according to reports.

One of those killed was the deputy leader of the radical Islamist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The attack occurred hours after the UN Security Council approved a resolution authorizing military action against ISIS.

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