U.S. officials said yesterday that a U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq have killed three of the top leaders of Islamic State (ISIS),
but not the group’s senior commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Among those
killed was Abd al Basit, who was described by officials as the group’s
military “emir,” and Haji Mutazz, a deputy to Baghdadi. The strikes took
place between 3 December and 9 December, the officials said.