Joint Operation kills ISIL’s Chief Emir in Kirkuk

A joint operation by Kurdistan’s Counter-Terrorism forces (CTD) and a Global Coalition member killed ISIL terrorist Islam Taha Mohamad al-Obaidi, known by nom de guerre Dr. Moawiya. The operation took place in Hawija, West of Kirkuk, on January 5.

Al-Obaidi was Chief Emir of ISIL’s Health Department (Diwan) in Kirkuk Province and responsible for killing tens of civilians in Kirkuk Province. He took part in the martyrdom of four Peshmerga in January 2015 and played a key part in harming Kurdish Yazidi women in Hawija.